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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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Tulkinghorn prefers to give a wide berth to the kind of celebrity hangouts that attract hordes of paparazzi in the small hours. But not all lawyers are so publicity shy. One young corporate partner at Nabarro found himself dining with a client at the fashionable Nobu ­restaurant last year when he noticed that the Spice […]

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Withers picks new head of family law

Withers has promoted family law partner Julian Lipson to head its family practice. Lipson ;replaces ;Gill Doran, who is set to return to a fee-earning role in the practice. Withers managing director Margaret Robertson said the swap reflected a long-term succession strategy. “Gill ;wanted ;to ;see ­someone younger come into the role while she was […]

Bupa panel strategy wins fees reduction

BUPA general counsel Paul Newton’s tough stance on law firm billing has resulted in firms pitching for panel places accepting substantial reductions on fees. Newton, who began reviewing the firms retained for M&A, litigation and NHS procurement work in February, said the process would result in a 30 per cent reduction in the cost of […]

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Max Mosley privacy case costs to hit £1m

The legal costs in ­Formula 1 chief Max Mosley’s five-day privacy suit against the News of the World are set to hit £1m. The ;legal ;costs ;in ­Formula ;1 ;chief ;Max Mosley’s five-day privacy suit against the News of the World are set to hit £1m. Mosley took action against the Sunday newspaper after it secretly filmed him taking part in […]

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