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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 […]


Smells like team spirit

Part of the fascination of reading all the tributes to Steve Jobs last week was wondering how much of his leadership style could be translated into a context outside the consumer and creative industries. On balance, a bit more imagination about the end-user wouldn’t go amiss in the law, although I doubt a cult of […]

David Stewart

”New ICC rules light the path for international business”

The ICC has new rules which will come into effect on 1 January 2012.  This would be a different sort of news if it involved a game of 11 a side, and a large field (and that confusion has been known before!).  David Stewart is managing partner of Olswang It is, of course, the International […]


Orrick launches City regulatory team with Liquid Capital hires

US firm Orrick has launched a London regulatory practice with the hire of a partner duo from Liquid Capital Group (LCM). Sam Millar and Tony Katz both join from the London-based liquidity provider, where they served as general counsel and group head of compliance respectively. Millar joined LCM from Jones Day and Katz from the […]

Elizabeth Marshall

Unfair play

The Law Society has yet again found itself in the public eye for all the wrong reasons; this time for unfairly dismissing one of its disabled employees. Should it undergo a wholesale change in culture? The Law Society may be the trade union of solicitors, but it has badly let down one of its own, […]

Goodwin hires Ashurst partner duo for City push

Goodwin Procter has hired two partners from Ashurst in London, one of whom will join the US firm as London office chair. David Evans and Samantha Lake Coghlan will both join Goodwin Procter’s City office as partners once they complete their notice periods at Ashurst. Both Evans and Lake Coghlan have spent their entire legal […]

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