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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 […]


Conquering Europe

Over the last few years US firms have stormed into Europe with a host of mergers and lateral hires. Nicola Smith reports on what they’ve been up to this year, both at home and away HEADLINESShearman & Sterling in Germany strengthened its position in Asia by taking on high-profile corporate partner Andreas Diem, who has […]

WorldCom pleads with US courts for extra law firms

Weil Gotshal to be joined by a host of extra US firms as bankrupt telecoms giant fights for rebirth Bankrupt telecommunications giant WorldCom has mounted a plea to the US courts to have five more law firms help it out of bankruptcy. Weil Gotshal & Manges is currently advising the telecoms company on its bankruptcy […]

Terra Firma lands senior Nomura lawyer

Terra Firma Capital Partners, the new fund run by Nomura’s ex-head of principal finance Guy Hands, has poached a senior lawyer from the bank to take up the newly-created position of global general counsel Tim Pryce was the section head of transactions and legal for the principal finance group at Nomura before joining Hands’ team.Hands […]

Addleshaws licensing practice faces closure after head leaves

Addleshaw Booth & Co is facing the demise of its licensing practice following the pending departure of head of licensing Anthony Lyons The Lawyer can reveal that Manchester-based Lyons is one of the 11 equity partners being culled by Addleshaws’ management in April as part of the firm’s strategy for national growth. For the time […]

Milbank Tweed relocates NY partner to London

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is moving New York global corporate partner Crayton Bell to London He joins London head of corporate and M&A Michael Goroff. The firm has acted on a number of large European deals, including the German leveraged buyouts of Messer Griesheim and Cognis. Bell specialises in financial engineering and M&A.

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