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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)).



Barclays, HBOS face £850m law suit

Barclays and HBOS are about to be hit by mortgage litigation costing a possible £850m, following changes to the rules on consumer loans. Hilary Messer, a partner at South East firm RWP Solicitors, is drawing up plans to sue the two major banks on behalf of the 8,500 people who took out zero interest housing […]


Going public

Debating whether public or private legal work is superior is a redundant exercise. Geoff Wild dispels some in-house myths “It’s not like that in the private ­sector.” It is a phrase often made by private practitioners when asked to comment on the world of the local government lawyer. No, it is not. And nor should […]


Gay lawyers in the Gulf: Pride denied

For lesbian and gay lawyers, a move to the Gulf, where homosexuality is illegal, is not an easy choice. What is it like to live and work in the region and what role do law firms play in ensuring the welfare of their staff? The Middle East is the place to be – and for […]

Heller Ehrman’s London lawyers wait for rescue

Californian giant finally collapses; Bakers, Mayer Brown, Cooley Godward circle to pick up the pieces The fate of Heller Ehrman’s 18 London lawyers hung in the balance over the weekend after the US firm announced plans for an “orderly dissolution” last week. Heller’s eight UK partners were locked in meetings on Thursday and Friday as […]

Davis Polk, Skadden, Sullivan in Citi’s Wachovia buy

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Sullivan & Cromwell have scored lead roles on Citigroup’s acquisition of Wachovia’s banking operations. Partners John Ettinger and Phillip Mills are leading a Davis Polk team advising Citi, while Sullivan & Cromwell chairman Rodgin Cohen is leading a team advising Wachovia on its $10m […]

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