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Extension of temporary adjusted right to work checks

There has been a welcome announcement from the government today, an extension of the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks. Temporary checks will now continue until 20 June 2021.

Renew Romania 2021

A roadmap for investors and developers who are interested in entering the Romanian renewable energy markets, and for existing market players, insights on how to further streamline the setup, operation and financing of their investments in this sector.

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal finds Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands (CICA) has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal Order (NPO) in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available (in this instance, the provisions of the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) (Cayman Islands) Order 1978 (the Evidence Order)).


Sullivan & Cromwell announces US-led promotions

Sullivan & Cromwell has made up five lawyers to partner – four in the US and one in Paris – in its January round of promotions. Three of the five partners made up at the firm, whose appointments take effect 1 January 2012, are litigators. The remaining two are a tax lawyer and a general […]

Allen & Overy cultivates its garden

An equity partnership is like a shrub. Both need a bit of a tidy every now and then to clear out the dead wood, improve health and prevent falling branches. Or maybe that last one only applies to trees. Anyway, after two years of letting it all grow free, Allen & Overy (A&O) has once […]


Matrix wins deportation appeal for alleged Russian spy

A Russian citizen working as a parliamentary aide has won her appeal against deportation after a court rejected MI5’s claim that she posed a threat to national security. In a judgment handed down this morning, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) ruled that Ekaterina Zatuliveter should not be deported back to Russia on the grounds […]

Matthew Lohn

Field Fisher public law fee-earners face redundancy programme

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) is bracing itself for a string of redundancies as it emerges that the firm is in consultation with four lawyers in the public and regulatory group and has terminated the contracts of several fee-earners in the team. The firm confirmed it was in consultation with two solicitors, one associate and one […]


BLP lawyer wields a mean axe

For many – and certainly for electric guitar fanatics – he was the star of this month’s LawRocks battle of the champions. Chris Marsden, a real estate litigation associate at Berwin Leighton ­Paisner (BLP), is also one of the most accomplished guitarists ever to don a suit and negotiate a decent result for a client […]

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