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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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Insolvency: Hedge strippers

When hedge funds fail there is a number of potential pitfalls to be wary of – especially if the fund is incorporated in the Cayman Islands. The peculiar structure and dynamics of hedge funds ­create unique complexities for those responsible for their management when they enter the twilight zone of insolvency. Those who mismanage funds […]

Web Week

In recent years sexuality and the law have been getting into bed together. Gay marriages, diversity data at law firms and banks etc have all led to a new website called – what else? – Gay Lawyers (www.gaylawyers.co.uk). Queering the pitch In recent years sexuality and the law have been getting into bed together. Gay […]

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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 […]

DLA installs new North West heads of corporate

DLA Piper has revamped its corporate practice in the North West by appointing new heads of corporate in Manchester and Liverpool. Jonathan Watkins takes up the newly created Manchester role, while David Cadwallader becomes head of corporate in Liverpool. Watkins said the move was designed to focus on the separate business opportunities in the two […]

NYC’s Curtis in Argentine tie-up

New York-headquartered Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has strengthened its presence in the Latin America region by forming a strategic alliance with Argentine firm Fernandez Quiroga Ayarragaray & Ocampo. Curtis has advised clients in Spanish-speaking Latin America for more than a century and maintained an office in Buenes Aires in the 1920s. The firm’s co-managing […]

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