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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 […]


Hogan extends its reach into China

Hogan & Hartson is expanding its international operations into China The Washington DC-based firm will open an office in Beijing in August.The office will comprise seven lawyers, including two resident partners – Jun Wei and Steven Robinson – who will share the role of managing partner. Wei, who has practised in China since 1993, has […]

Global Crossing's Chapter 11 racks up legal fees of $13m

The law firms involved on Global Crossing have billed almost $13m (£8.3m) in fees in the months following the beleaguered company’s decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Fee applications filed with the New York court indicate that Weil Gotshal & Manges, which acts for Global Crossing, asked the court to clear almost $4m (£2.6m) […]

Cravath lawyer moves to McDermott as partner

McDermott Will & Emery has hired Cravath Swaine & Moore lawyer Paul Scrivano as a partner in its M&A and securities practice Scrivano has worked on a number of complex transactions, including hostile and cross-border deals. He acts for both issuers and underwriters in public offerings of debt and equity securities.

Inland Revenue pursues barristers for undeclared booty

Thousands of barristers face being investigated by the Inland Revenue for failing to declare their cash reserves for taxation According to the latest figures published in the BDO Stoy Hayward report on the 2001 survey of barristers’ chambers, only 14-15 per cent of chambers have made their surplus liable for tax. The Inland Revenue started […]

Deals summary

SJ Berwin (Jonathan Djanogly) advised ukbetting on its £13.7m offer for the shares of TEAMtalk Media Group. Ukbetting represented by Beeson Gregory. Linklaters acted for financiers UBS Warburg. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Ian Brent) advised Experian on its £1.8m acquisition of Business Strategies Holdings, an economic and forecasting consultancy. Business Strategies represented by Ronaldsons. Ashurst Morris […]

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