Ready for anything

Days after the August bank holiday weekend, the former head of the British Civil Service, Gus O’Donnell, returned to Whitehall to catch up with former colleagues and host a live broadcast titled The Leavocrats on Radio 4.

Financial List – reflections one year on | Travers Smith

Legal Briefing

Drawing on specialist judges from both the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court, the Financial List was introduced on 1 October 2015 and is designed to deal with disputes related to the financial markets, as well as complex, high-value claims concerning financial products.

Brits abroad: what are the options post-Brexit? | Magrath Sheldrick LLP

Legal Briefing

Following the result of 23 June 2016 Brexit referendum, many British citizens are concerned with what potential travel restrictions and immigration regulations may be implemented when travelling to EU countries after the UK leaves the EU. A number of potential scenarios have been identified.

The governance dilemma

Stefan Stern forecasts that GCs will be forced to address a renewed attempt to fix what ails governance in UK plc Who knew that the staid term ‘corporate governance’ could create so much excitement? That Latinate phrase seems designed to reassure: ‘governance’ suggests order, calm, and mastery. But the chaps in the boardroom – and …

The impact of Brexit on the passporting rights of banks, investment firms and other financial institutions | Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Legal Briefing

Close to five-and-a-half thousand British firms currently hold ‘passporting’ rights provided under various of the Single Market directives, which allow a financial services firm authorised in one European Economic Area (EEA) member state to provide certain regulated services (eg deposit-taking, lending, payment services, investment services) across the EEA without requiring separate authorisation in the other …

The continued importance of the seat: a look from the perspective of annulment proceedings | LALIVE

Legal Briefing

Arbitration is a ‘one-stop’ dispute settlement system. Arbitral awards are final in the sense that they are not subject to appeals or other usual remedies. This finality brings with it the advantage of efficiency, but carries the risk that if arbitrators make mistakes, the parties will have to live with them. In principle, there is …

Adult dependant relatives and the ‘impossible’ threshold | Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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In July 2012, the UK government made significant changes to the adult dependant relative immigration route which previously fell for consideration under Immigration Rule 317. The new rules contained in Appendix FM significantly changed the criteria for this visa category to the extent that, now, comparatively few applicants are successful and the category is all …