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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 […]


Buncefield proves trial fees can be controlled

THE BUNCEFIELD litigation acted as a useful acid test for the recommen­dations of the commercial court working party on long trials (The Lawyer, 15 September 2008) THE BUNCEFIELD litigation acted as a useful acid test for the recommendations of the commercial court working party on long trials (The Lawyer, 15 September 2008). The working party […]

Taylor Wessing launches Polish venture

Taylor Wessing has launched a strategic alliance with Polish practice BSJP following a longstanding informal relationship with the firm. Through the formal alliance Taylor Wessing now has corporate, banking and finance, real estate and infrastructure, IP and technology capabilities on the ground in Poland. Taylor Wessing managing partner of Germany Wolfgang Rehmann said: “We are […]

BLP unveils London layoff programme for 85

Berwin Leighton Paisner has launched a redundancy consultation today affecting 85 people in its London office. The review will target 30 lawyers and 55 support staff, including 25 secretaries. In a statement, managing partner Neville Eisenberg said the firm had avoided making redundancies in the face of short-term pressures and had waited until there was […]

Making amends

Nigel Meeson QC and Stephen Leontsinis highlight the many benefits to the Cayman Islands of the recently introduced Amendment Law On 1 March 2009 the Companies (Amendment) Law 2007 came into effect in the Cayman Islands. The highlights of the Amendment Law are: a clarification of existing law and practice; the introduction of remedies for ­fraudulent trading; the creation of a new […]

Level headed

Jersey is doing its bit to promote a global level playing field by managing clients’ wealth in a transparent and judicious manner, says Geoff Cook International finance centres in ­offshore locations were ­subjected to an intense period of activity ­during the build-up to the G20 ­summit, where among many priorities there was a focus on […]

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