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Are you ready for the immigration shake-up?

With COVID-19 continuing to dominate the headlines, it is perhaps easy to forget that the UK’s Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020. This will bring about the biggest change to UK immigration laws in recent memory and will have a direct impact on how employers recruit overseas staff. EU Settlement […]

Client Advisory: US Government Ramps Up Actions to Combat Forced Labor

The US executive and legislative branches are ratcheting up pressure on companies to address forced labor in their supply chains. The US Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has in recent months announced a series of Withhold Release Orders (WROs) and a Finding following investigations into forced labor. Additionally, the US […]

The Cayman Islands administrative fines regime & investment funds

CIMA now has the ability to issue administrative fines for breaches committed by entities or individuals of prescribed provisions of laws, regulations and rules regulated by CIMA. On 26 June 2020, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority’s (“CIMA”) powers to impose administrative fines were extended by the enactment of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, […]

How to Apply for a Judicial Review and how to Appeal a Decision

A Judicial Review is the vehicle by which the decisions of public authorities of all descriptions (including the government) can be challenged to establish their legality and whether the principles of public law have been complied with. The current on-going crisis that has arisen due to the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a raft of […]


A&O gives welcome boost to Welcome Break

Allen & Overy (A&O) helped Investcorp receive some long-anticipated good news by advising on Welcome Break’s £300m leveraged recapitalisation. The recap of the UK’s second-biggest service station operator will return a £150m dividend payment to Welcome Break’s owners, Investcorp, as well as a return of capital to the company shareholders. The deal values Welcome Break […]

Heller plunders second group from WilmerHale London

Heller Ehrman has made a second raid on WilmerHale to augment the hires of three corporate partners made two weeks ago. The West Coast firm has returned for tax partner Christopher Prout and senior corporate associate Scott Leonard-Morgan, who both join Heller as partners together with three more corporate associates. Heller Ehrman’s chairman, Matthew Larrabee […]

Faegre raids Kirkpatrick for IT boost

Faegre & Benson has hired an outsourcing partner from Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, boosting its London office. Faegre & Benson has hired outsourcing and IT specialist John Enstone, who joins the firm as a partner. Faegre & Benson’s executive partner Gerald Hobson said in a statement: “We are delighted John has chosen to […]

Aussie firms to target private equity investment

A group of six small Australian firms are set to merge and sell the united entity to private equity investors. The proposal is another example of Australian ingenuity within the legal profession, and follows attempts by three Western Australia firms to merge and list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). The merged entity, to be […]

ABN Amro ditches e-billing plan

ABN Amro has ditched any immediate plans to introduce e-billing following a review of the cost to benefit ratio. As first reported by The Lawyer (25 September 2006), Dutch bank ABN has been investigating alternatives to traditional billing methods in a bid to make savings on the cost of external legal advice. ABN group deputy […]

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