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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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Glasgow and Edinburgh firm Harper Macleod has won the UK subsidiary of Belgian beer company Interbrew as a new client. The firm has scooped a place on Interbrew UK’s substantial recovery panel, replacing Glasgow-based rival Wright Johnston & Mackenzie. A number of other Scottish firms also tendered for a place on the panel.

Wragge & Co rainmaker quits to join Hammonds

In a move that has rocked the Birmingham market, Hammonds has scooped an unprecedented lateral hire from Wragge & Co, taking highly-rated litigation partner Ann Benzimra to boost its own Midlands practice. Wragges has prided itself on never losing partners to Birmingham rivals, but one market source predicted that Benzimra would soon be followed. “She […]

Police to investigate senior partner at Healys over perjury accusation

The Police are due to launch an investigation into a senior partner at the City law practice of Healys, who stands accused of perjury. If found guilty, Marios Pattihis faces a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment. Last week, the Master of the Rolls of the Court of Civil Appeals, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, and two other […]

Gide adds six to partnership

French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel will make up six partners in January 2004. The appointments include four lawyers from Paris, one from the firm’s Warsaw office and one from Bucharest. The new partners are Phillipe Després in employment; Patrice Doat in finance/project finance; Antoine Gosset-Grainville in competition; Polish energy lawyer Robert Drzeiczvk, who has set […]

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