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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 […]


China amends trademark law: practical implications for brand owners

By Horace Lam and Edward Chatterton China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its Trademark Law will come into force on 1 May 2014. This gives brand owners just a few months to come to grips with the practical implications of the new law. Under the existing law, if an opponent is unsuccessful in opposition proceedings before […]


Moves 9 December

Move of the week Clifford Chance has named Matthew Layton as global managing partner, taking over from outgoing head David Childs. Layton will begin his reign from the beginning of next year, replacing Childs who is to retire. Layton has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 1991. He became global head of corporate practice […]


Fox International Channels appoints Asia Pacific general counsel

Fox International Channels (FIC) has appointed Francis Chang as its senior vice-president legal and business affairs and general counsel for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Chang commenced his new position at the company on 2 December, after relocating from Canada to Hong Kong. He was previously a partner in the Vancouver office of Canadian […]


European moves: 12 December 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is joining German best friend Hengeler Mueller with an office in Shanghai, its second Chinese base (5 December 2013). The Shanghai office will open in mid-2014 and will be led by partner Gaby Smeenk. Smeenk, a […]

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