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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 […]


Hot 100 2017 – IP

Michelle Blunt Partner, Baker McKenzie  Baker McKenzie’s Michelle Blunt, who became an equity partner at the global firm in 2016, really is someone who, as she puts it, has an “ongoing love affair with all things to do with tax”. Blunt is an expert in transactional IP, an often overlooked specialism but one that is […]

Hot 100 2017 – Energy

Lucille De Silva Partner, Dentons Less than a month into 2017, Dentons energy partner Lucille De Silva has already closed what may be the biggest solar deals of the year, valued at £470m. She advised longstanding Asia-headquartered client Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) on the acquisition of a 50 per cent shareholding in one of the […]

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