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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Ex-Skadden partner resurfaces with Lazard role

A former City partner of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has joined financial institution Lazard as a senior adviser. Christopher Mallon, who retired from the firm at the end 2018, joined Skadden in 2007 as European restructuring head from Weil Gotshal & Manges. He was joined five years after by another former Weil restructuring partner, […]

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Clifford Chance freezes pay as part of Covid-19 measures

Clifford Chance has announced internally that it is freezing pay for its employees, while also deferring partner profit distributions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A portion of anticipated bonuses are also being pushed back to November, as part of a wider package of stringent measures, The Lawyer can reveal. Partner profit distributions have been postponed, […]

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Freshfields’ former US M&A head to join MoFo

Morrison & Foerster has hired a corporate partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s New York office for a new leadership role. Partner Mitchell Presser, who left Freshfields last week, will become co-chair of MoFo’s global corporate department alongside existing co-chairs Eric McCrath and Jackie Liu. Presser has been a partner at Freshfields’ New York office for […]

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Norton Rose performs U-turn to put redundancies on hold

Following its revival of the four-day Flex programme, Norton Rose Fulbright has confirmed it will not be following through with plans to make global redundancies. The firm was considering the axing of jobs across business services prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The Lawyer can reveal, however, it has now made a significant reversal on the […]

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