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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…


A&O advises Center Parcs on first £420m financing

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised new client Center Parcs on a £420m financing package for its purchase of Lake District holiday village Oasis.The firm scooped the client after advising private equity house DB Capital Partners on its £670m buyout of Center Parcs from Scottish & Newcastle at the end of last year.A&O acquisition finance […]

Norton Rose handles joint development for Persimmon

Norton Rose has acted for Persimmon Homes on its joint acquisition and redevelopment of land in Kingston-Upon-Thames with Mount Anvil Group. The deal forms part of a £40m PFI transaction led by Mount Anvil for the development of additional facilities for Kingston College.Senior property partner Jonathan Ody led the Norton Rose team, continuing his relationship […]

Crutes Sunderland chief sets up own firm after office closes

North East firm Crutes is shutting down its Sunderland office today (1 October). Office head Brian Mackenow has left the firm in order to remain in Sunderland. He will retain some of the support staff previously employed by Crutes and set up his own practice, named Brian Mackenow & Co.Crutes’ senior partner Tim Wallis said […]

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