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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…



SJ Berwin, Proskauer abandon merger talks

SJ Berwin and Proskauer Rose have called off their protracted merger talks almost nine months after they began. Last Friday afternoon (12 November) the firms issued a joint statement announcing the termination of the negotiations. SJ Berwin managing partner Rob Day admitted that the gap in profits between the firms was one of the reasons […]


Unveiling the reforms

The call from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) came at the last minute on Monday morning. Will the press pack please assemble at the Government offices for a lock-down press conference later that day, the memo said. The Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has an announcement to make.  We arrived and were ushered into a back […]

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BLG exits continue as two partners head to Camerons

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) partner duo Mike Munro and James Parker have become the latest to quit the firm amid a string of partner exits. The pair are set to join CMS Cameron McKenna’s financial services and capital markets team in the coming months. Munro, who specialises in insurance and reinsurance, has been with […]


Beatles’ long and winding road to iTunes ends thanks to Eversheds

Eversheds has helped its longstanding client Apple Corps on an agreement to make The Beatles’ music available online for the first time. As of yesterday the public will be able to download all The Beatles’ songs from the online media library iTunes. This comes after a lengthy IP dispute between Apple Corps and Apple Inc […]

Peers looking at you kids

What a simply marvellous week it’s been for Payne Hicks Beach’s family law terror Fiona Shackleton. First the imminent Royal nuptials. Given the royal track record, Shacka could be in line for another HRH-funded payday in a few years’ time. And now she’s been rewarded for services to ageing pop stars, with a place on […]

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