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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…


Simple Simmons

Simmons & Simmons partners obviously had communication skills high on their agenda when it came time to vote for new management. The firm’s new senior partner David ‘cheap as chips’ Dickinson set new standards of direct and forthright communication in recent repartee with one of Tulkinghorn’s scribes. When asked why the former managing partner had […]

Coudert pensioner wins NY court fight to deny state tax

A retired Coudert Brothers partner has won a US court battle over income tax on his pension, despite a cash black hole threatening to scupper further payment from the firm. A retired Coudert Brothers partner has won a US court battle over income tax on his pension, despite a cash black hole threatening to scupper further payment […]

Firm profile: Harper Mcleod

Glasgow-based firm Harper McLeod aims to break the £10m turnover mark at the end of its financial year this month (April), which managing partner Lorne Crerar sees as “an important milestone”. In addition to hitting the £10m turnover target, the firm’s other key plan for 2006 is to strengthen its corporate finance arm, HM Corporate […]

Fair trade?

With the US putting in extradition requests for UK citizens accused of white-collar offences, and with no signs of reciprocation, Joanne Harris reports on why some regard the treaty as a farce A group of former National Westminster Bank (NatWest) bankers were given a lifeline last week after being granted the right to appeal to […]

Manches demands Gizmondo payment

Manches has launched a bid to recover more than £500,000 in unpaid fees for work carried out for bankrupt video games company Gizmondo Europe. Manches litigator Clive Zeitman has issued a High Court claim form demanding £551,329 from Carl Freer, Gizmondo’s chief executive. Gizmondo was owned by parent company Tiger Telematics until it was handed […]

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