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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 […]


Jeffrey McGhie

VimpelCom GC: Steppe ladder

A fascination with Russia since the 1990s has paid off for Jeffrey McGhie, now group GC at Russian telecoms giant VimpelCom They say it is at moments of decision that your destiny is shaped, and that is certainly true in the case of VimpelCom group general counsel Jeffrey McGhie. His decision to study Russian for […]

Direct access bar payment scheme launches with 10 chambers on board

A number of chambers have signed up to the new Barco initiative, which has now been approved by the FSA. The service, introduced by the Bar Council, is a secure third-party holding escrow account, which is designed to make direct access to the bar easier. Existing rules under the code of conduct prevent barristers from […]

Daniel Oudkerk QC

Continental Capital Markets v GFI Holdings & Ors

Continental Capital Markets SA v GFI Holdings Ltd & Ors November, 25-30 days, Commercial Court For the claimant Conticap: Rosenblatt partner Laura Clatworthy, instructed 11KBW’s Daniel Oudkerk QC to lead 11KBW’s Amy Rogers and Essex Court Chambers’ David Craig, instructed by Clatworthy For the defendant GFI Brokers: Blackstone Chambers’ Paul Goulding QC Blackstone Chambers’ Tristan […]


AstraZeneca Insurance v XL Insurance & Ace Bermuda Insurance

AstraZeneca Insurance Company Ltd v XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd and Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd 14-17 January, Commercial Court For the claimant AstraZeneca Insurance Company Ltd: Essex Court Chambers’ Paul Stanley QC leading Henderson Chambers’ Geraint Webb instructed by DAC Beachcroft partners Simon Pearl, Kenneth McKenzie, Alison McAdams For the defendants XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd and […]

SFO’s legal bill for Tchenguiz investigation hits £1.3m

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) spent more than £1.3m in legal costs on its doomed investigation of the Tchenguiz brothers. The regulator partially responded to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from The Lawyer to reveal that it spent £417,000 on counsel over the last four financial years. SFO director David Green, who joined the […]

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