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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…


11KBW follows bar trend by installing first-ever chief executive

11KBW has appointed its first chief executive with the hire of David Stead, currently director of marketing and business development at patent attornies Gill Jennings & Every. It is Stead’s first appointment at the bar, having spent much of his career working in professional services. 11KBW silk Daniel Stillitz QC, who sits on the chambers’ […]

Dechert moves into Frankfurt with double hire

Dechert has opened an office in Frankfurt with the hire of a former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner and the head of Mayer Brown’s German private investment funds group. Carsten Fischer, a partner and a leader of the regulatory team at tax consultancy WTS Group, has already joined Dechert. Mayer Brown partner Benedikt Weiser is expected […]

Tulkinghorn: Florida keys

Law firm mergers always produce the odd bit of unexpected intrigue, but the dilemma facing SJ Berwin partner and former managing partner candidate Perry Yam during the firm’s 2010 merger talks with Proskauer Rose is surely one of the most absorbing ever. Florida keys The corporate partner owns a house in Florida – in Boca […]

Catrin Griffiths, editor

The Hot 100 2012: Hot stuff

Over the latter part of 2011 The Lawyer’s editorial team embarked on one of our most enjoyable projects of the year: picking 100 high-achieving names for our annual celebration of talent that is the Hot 100. We try to choose a representative sample of the commercial legal profession, so in these pages you will find […]


Linklaters, Clifford Chance win dim sum bond roles

Linklaters and Clifford Chance have completed the RMB3bn (£300m) offshore bonds issuance of Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) in Hong Kong. The issuer is a state-owned agricultural policy bank. It is the first offshore RMB bonds issuance in 2012 and the first listing of RMB bonds issued by a mainland financial institution on the […]

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