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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 […]


Warner Cranston in US Link Up

The new firm, effective on 1 January 2001, will be called Reed Smith Warner Cranston in the UK, Reed Smith elsewhere, and will boast 670 lawyers. The US firm will send the head of its business and finance department to the London office in the new year. Warner Cranston senior partner Ian Fagelson says: “It’s […]


Düsseldorf was long regarded by international firms coming into Germany as the second most important office location in the federal German market. But it was a very bad second. Nobody doubted they had to be in Frankfurt, and if time, resources and geographical wit allowed, a London managing partner hoped that they might be able […]

Lehman Brothers

Lehman Brothers International (Europe) lead manages the £84m securitisation of the business of the Really Useful Theatres. Lehman Brothers advised by Allen & Overy (David Krischer). Really Useful Theatres represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Greencore Group

Greencore Group makes £258m recommended public bid for Hazlewood Foods. Greencore advised by Slaughter and May, Arthur Cox and Nauta Dutilh in UK, Irish and Dutch law respectively. Joint lead arrangers Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Bank of Ireland advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Robert Elliott in the UK […]

Government of Oman

Denton Wilde Sapte’s role in the privatisation of power and water in Oman is a clear sign of success for the firm’s Middle East strategy. The Muscat office houses local lawyers as well as English and US qualifieds. The consortium of international advisers, also comprising ABN Amro Bank and engineers Mott MacDonald, was appointed by […]

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