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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 […]



Stephenson Harwood picks up BLP finance partner Marks

Stephenson Harwood is hiring partner Lisa Marks from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), where she has been a partner in the finance practice since 2008. Marks specialises in leasing and asset finance, and much of her work has a cross-border or project finance element. She has particular expertise in finance agreements for rolling stock, data centre […]

PwC Pricewaterhouse Coopers

A&O, Addleshaws, Nabarro advise as UK Coal files for administration

Nabarro has retained its role as lead adviser to UK Coal after the struggling company filed for administration, with administrators at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) turning to Addleshaw Goddard. PwC partners David Kelly, Robert Hebenton and Ian Green were appointed as administrators to UK Coal today (9 July) by order of Birmingham High Court after an application by […]

Return of the oligarchs

Like Episode VII of sci-fi franchise Star Wars, the oligarch battles have returned. In this show, a heavyweight roster of lawyers replaces R2-D2, Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca and Jabba the Hutt, none of whom would have been particularly useful in planet Earth’s High Court.  In what could become a re-run of the mammoth […]

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