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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 […]


DLA Piper bolsters Emea equity numbers

DLA Piper is to widen its Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) equity partnership after promoting a record number of partners into ownership of the firm’s business this year. DLA Piper has come in for criticism from rivals for having the tightest equity ratio in the City at just 29 per cent, therefore giving it […]

Bar strikes back in direct access row

The Bar Council defended itself from allegations that it has not done enough to promote direct access to the bar. Geoffrey Vos QC, chairman of the Bar Council, said Hardwicke Building’s research, which was revealed by The Lawyer last week (19 February), yielded interesting results but from “a fairly small sample of 65 legal services […]

Addleshaws first past the post on new tax laws

Addleshaw Goddard and Allen & Overy (A&O) have broken new ground in tax law, advising on the first publicly listed securitisation structure under new regulations. The Taxation of Securitisation Companies Regulations 2006, introduced on 1 January 2007, allows UK-domiciled onshore companies to issue securitisations and be tax-competitive with offshore jurisdictions. Addleshaws advised privately owned North […]

Dewey hits back with W&C hire

Dewey Ballantine has strengthened its Frankfurt office with the hire of a capital markets partner from White & Case. Partner Matthias von Oppen, whose clients include Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and HVB, will join Dewey Ballantine’s Frankfurt office in March. He spent seven years at White & Case, where he worked in both the firm’s […]

MOP to hand newbies different salary bands

Matheson Ormsby Prentice (MOP) has taken a lead in the Dublin legal market by becoming the first firm to introduce tiered salaries for newly qualified solicitors. The Irish top five firm made the change last October to coincide with the qualification of its most recent group of trainees. MOP’s flat rate for newly qualifieds is […]

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