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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 […]


Work Life Quiz: Vicky Sandry, BSkyB

What was your first-ever job? Saturday shop assistant in a village pharmacy. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Being invited to a ­completion as a bag carrier and actually having to carry the bags. The ­champagne did offset the humiliation somewhat. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out […]

Waist not, want not

Tulkinghorn: Belly vision

Talk to any Clifford Chance financial regulatory lawyer these days and chances are they’ll shout out: “Sea of change.” Once your spluttering has died down at this apparent non sequitur you’ll realise they’re referring to Clifford Chance’s catchline for describing the wave of regulatory changes introduced since the financial crisis, along with the belt-tightening impact […]

Molitor: Michel Molitor

Luxembourg firm Molitor began life 15 years ago advising mainly small- and medium-sized businesses in the Grand Duchy. These days, although the firm remains small, it advises much bigger international clients, including banks and major corporations. Managing partner: Michel MolitorNumber of partners: FiveNumber of lawyers: 28Number of offices: OneLocation: LuxembourgMain practice areas: ­Banking and finance, […]

Act of disunion

The merger talks between Scottish-headquartered Dundas & Wilson and wee Bircham Dyson Bell have come to a conclusion, just two short weeks after both parties came clean about their mutual interest. And that conclusion is… thanks, but no thanks (see story).Officially, Dundas and Bircham have both said that they are still keen to work together […]

Jeremy Hill

Fund manager Martin Currie installs first-ever GC

Edinburgh-headquartered asset manager Martin Currie has appointed Jeremy Hill to the newly created role of general counsel. Hill, who joins from the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), where he has been general counsel since 2009, will have overall responsibility for the company’s legal, risk and compliance functions. Prior to joining USS Hill held legal roles at […]

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