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New immigration rules for sportspeople

By Rachel Harvey, Ella Davis From 1 January 2021, free movement of European nationals will end, and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. Under the new system, all EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally which will completely transform the way in which EU migrants come to the UK to work. Under […]

Will COVID-19 change how we use our cities for the better?

By Jo McGuinness COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the occupation and use of our cities resetting the model of how we live and work. However, the key question is whether these changes will ultimately improve our quality of life and protect the environment in which we live? The end of the traditional commute […]

What are the chances of enforcing a foreign arbitral award or court judgment in Moldova? Recent developments & practical tips

By Vladimir Iurkovski Moldova is a member state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. It is also a UNCITRAL Model Law country when it comes to international and domestic arbitration. In addition, Moldova has several treaties on recognition and enforcement of foreign civil (commercial) judgments. Still, as […]

BVI commercial litigation In the digital age: Responding to COVID-19 nd beyond

By Alecia Johns, Andrew Hay The Covid-19 pandemic is the single most globally impactful event for decades. It is no surprise that, as in most fields, the functioning of courts has warranted urgent and necessary adaptation in its wake. The pandemic has accelerated modernisation towards electronic filings and virtual hearings across the world. The BVI […]

Good(ish) news for BA

By Patrick Wheeler In July 2019 the Information Commissioners Office announced an intention to fine BA £183M for infringements of the GDPR. Around 400,000 users of the BA website had been diverted to a fraudulent site where the customers’ login, payment and travel details were harvested. The breach was not discovered until 2 months later. […]

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Harbottles scores with Steven Gerrard

Media law firm Harbottle & Lewis put the ball in the back of Taylor Wessing’s net when it won the libel match for Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard against the publishers of London Sport magazine. Echo Publishing are having to pay the England footballer an undisclosed amount after its magazine claimed, both in print and on […]

Charity firm opens in Cambridge

Charity specialist Stone King has opened an office in Cambridge to focus on providing advice to Cambridge colleges, schools and East Anglia charities. Senior Partner and head of the firm’s Charity & Education Team, Michael King said: “We recognise that the Cambridge Colleges will eventually have to register as charities with the Charity Commission, and […]

Norton Rose’s silent partner

Norton Rose’s silent partner” />Where has Norton Rose Dubai managing partner Graeme Muir gone? His direct dial published on the firm’s website has been disconnected and his secretary can’t find him. Even his colleagues are coy when quizzed on his current whereabouts and his counterparts haven’t seen him. It seems he’s spending more time negotiating […]

Mob mentality

Tulkinghorn has long suspected as much, but evidence recently reached him that there is something of the mafiosa about Allen & Overy (A&O). It was a fateful day late last month (22 February) when the global godfather of A&O’s communications team David Crundwell gathered all his trusted lieutenants together in one room for a cosy […]

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