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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…


Troutman strengthens energy team with double London hire

Atlanta-based firm Troutman Sanders is the latest US firm to beef up its energy team by recruiting two energy specialists from European firm Castaldi Mourre Sprague. The two recruits, partner Steven Sprague and of counsel Sally Barrett-Williams, a barrister, doubles the size of Troutman’s London presence to four. Sprague is Troutman’s second London partner and the first UK-qualified partner […]

Halliwells trousers £45K Lottery money to keep fit

Halliwells has bagged £45,000 in National Lottery money from Sport England to fund a fitness drive for its staff. Halliwells, which had a net profit of £16m in 2005, was one of a number of beneficiaries of a £1.2m fund that was handed out by Sport England to companies in the North West. Others include […]

Solicitors keen on advocacy despite limited opportunities

Earlier this month, Herbert Smith competition associate Ronit Kreisberger announced that she was leaving the firm to join Monckton Chambers. Kreisberger believes that she can best focus on advocacy work at the bar, despite being a qualified solicitor-advocate. She is not alone in realising that the qualification of ‘higher rights of audience’ first bestowed on […]

Latham aids Barbados in flying fish hostilities

Latham & Watkins has helped Barbados safeguard the future of its national delicacy, flying fish, with a landmark arbitration deciding fishing boundaries between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Public law head Robert Volterra acted for the Barbadian government, working with the Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley QC, in proceedings initiated in 2004. Barbados and Trinidad […]

Lovells overhauls partnership council

Lovells has completely overhauled its partnership council adding five new members to its partnership council, following a vote of the partnership yesterday (Thursday). The new members including litigation partners Christopher Grierson (who comes fresh from the collapse of the BCCI case) and Nick Atkins, Rome private equity partner Leah Dunlop, New York litigation partner Marc […]

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