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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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Goodyear rubber-stamps appointment of European legal chief

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres has appointed Dominque Golsong as its European legal chief. Golsong, the former associate general counsel of Dow Corning Corporation, the silicones and silicones-based products, technologies and services company, joined the US tyre giant last month as legal counsel. He replaced Philip Regnault, who retired after three years with Goodyear Dunlop. In his new position, […]

Merged Wilmer puts in solid performance

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has posted an average profit per equity partner (PEP) of $870,000 (£463,100) in its first full financial year as a merged firm. The results compare favourably with the average PEP of $780,000 (£415,200) at the pre-merger Wilmer Cutler and $810,000 (£431,200) at Hale and Dorr. Turnover for 2004 was […]

Morris launches review of Dentons’ partner pay

New chief executive stakes all on radical overhaul of controversial profit system Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) chief executive Howard Morris is launching a radical review of the firm’s controversial discretionary bonus system for partners in a bid to stop partner departures at the firm. The top 10 firm operates a modified lockstep, with 25 per cent of profits set […]

CIS to cut two-thirds of panel

The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) is set to slash its panel of external legal advisers by two-thirds. The Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) is set to slash its panel of external legal advisers by two-thirds. CIS instructs 27 firms across England and Wales to carry out personal injury (PI), litigation and claims work. As part of a […]

CC promotes 30 to partnership; litigation dominates

Clifford Chance has made up 30 new partners in a round of promotions covering 11 of the firm’s offices – the highest number at any UK firm so far this year. The London office and the litigation department receive the bulk of the new partners, with 12 and eight promotions respectively. Two of the promotions […]

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