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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 […]


Hogan Lovells partner joins Pool Re as GC returns to Hogan Lovells

Government-backed mutual reinsurer Pool Re has appointed Hogan Lovells partner Christian Wells as company secretary and general counsel following the firm’s reappointment of the reinsurer’s incumbent legal chief Helen Chapman. Chapman has spent 18 months in the role having joined Pool Re from Hogan Lovells legacy firm Lovells, where she worked for nine years. She […]


DAC Beachcroft secures court win for black-cab rapist’s insurers

DAC Beachcroft has blocked victims of black-cab rapist John Worboys from making claims against the insurance company that provided his motor insurance. Pannone partner Joanne Berry instructed 39 Essex Street’s  Edwin Glasgow QC to lead the claim against convicted rapist Worboys and Inceptum Insurance Company, arguing that it should be liable for any successful claims […]


Corp competency

Corporate may be stuck in the global doldrums but the teams up for this year’s The Lawyer Awards remained admirably calm in the face of adversity. UK M&A saw a slight upturn in value terms in 2011, with announced deals rising by 4 per cent to a total of $325.4bn (£207.6m) compared with $312.5bn in […]

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Clifford Chance partners urged to share contacts for good of corporate

Clifford Chance’s management has urged partners to help boost its corporate practice by leveraging the firm’s prized banking relationships and fostering a culture of cross-referrals. Firm leaders at this month’s annual partnership conference in Barcelona called on partners to avoid building silos and be aware of the corporate opportunities that client contacts can bring. The […]

Weil wins second victory for Barclay brothers in ongoing Maybourne Hotels dispute

Weil Gotshal & Manges has secured a partial victory in the battle between the Barclay brothers and Irish property tycoon Paddy McKillen over the Maybourne Hotel Group. The Court of Appeal handed down a second judgment in favour of Sir David and Sir Fred Barclay in the hotly contested case over the control of Maybourne […]

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