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Construction: Discussion 2015

Colin Ong (Dr Colin Ong Legal Services, Brunei) and Don Gavin (Akerman, US)

Who’s Who Legal brings together two leading figures, Colin Ong (Dr Colin Ong Legal Services, Brunei) and Don Gavin (Akerman, US), to discuss emerging domestic trends, the construction sector’s possible resurgence as a result of improving economic conditions and other key issues affecting the legal market.

In or Out: Moving Insurance Business Cross-Border

Tim Goggin

Discussing the appeal of cross-border transfers, Tim Goggin of Hogan Lovells looks at Part VII transfers of insurance businesses to and from the UK, both inside and outside the EEA.

The New Independent Insurance Authority and the Regulation of Insurance Intermediaries in Hong Kong: Some Legal Issues


As Hong Kong plans to establish a new independent body as the regulator for the jurisdiction's insurance industry, Martin Lister of Simmons & Simmons looks at the ramifications this will have on the market.

Youthful, Dynamic and Entrepreneurial: The Effects of Immigration


Bernard Wolfsdorf, Matthew Beatus and Robert Blanco of Wolfsdorf Rosenthal take a macroeconomic look at the beneficial role immigration plays in the global markets, while focusing on the key role immigration lawyers have in challenging irrational and restrictive immigration policy. 

Australia’s Migration Programme: A Guide to an Ever-Changing Landscape


Maria Jockel of Holding Redlich outlines key issues and initiatives in relation to Australia's immigration laws for those who are attempting to come to terms with the country's complex and ever-changing legislation.

Corporate Immigration in the Netherlands 2015


Ted Badoux of Everaert Advocaten provides a short overview of 2015 labour migration policy, including registered sponsorship, new salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants, the 30 per cent Dutch income tax benefit for incoming employees, a new work permit waiver for intra-corporate trainees and a brand new policy for start-up companies.

Construction 2015: In-house Q&A


Maria Roseli Candido Costa, legal manager of Tomé Engenharia SA, spoke with Who’s Who Legal about her role within Tomé, recent projects and developments, the current state of the Brazilian construction industry as well as the Tomé Group’s in-house legal function.

Awards Ceremony 2015

It was an evening of celebration in Washington, DC last night as leading lawyers and firms from across the globe joined together at the W Hotel to celebrate each others’ triumphs at the second annual Who’s Who Legal awards ceremony. Highlights of the evening include the announcement of Theodore Garrett of Covington & Burling as the first recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award for his environmental law practice, while DLA Piper was named Pro Bono Firm of the Year. Overall winner of the night was Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which walked away with six awards including Firm of the Year.  Click here to view our gallery of images from the night

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