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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 […]


Louise Field

The Lawyer Management – Bird & Bird

Louise Field has been head of client service and insight at Bird & Bird since 2009. She has previously worked for Ernst & Young and RBS. What would you say to graduates considering a career in client services? Client service is still a relatively new area in the legal sector, many smaller firms are only […]

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Pinsents continues Paris growth with technology bolt-on

Pinsent Masons is expanding its French presence with the acquisition of six-lawyer boutique Ichay & Mullenex Avocats. Ichay & Mullenex partners Diane Mullenex and Frédéric Ichay will become partners at Pinsents, while fellow partner Annabelle Richard will be a legal director. The bolt-on follows Pinsents’ 2012 launch in Paris with a team from Marccus Partners […]

Italy: companies with non-EU call centres subject to stringent obligations

By Giulio Coraggio The Italian data protection authority (DPA) issued a decision introducing more stringent obligations for the transfer of data to call centres located in countries outside of the European Union (EU) such as India or the US, but also Albania, which is very close to Italy and is a popular place for call […]

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