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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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CC boosts Dubai Islamic finance function

Clifford Chance has transferred another senior lawyer to its Dubai office as it expands its Islamic finance practice in the Gulf region. Senior associate Qudeer Latif follows structured finance partner Debashis Dey, who will also move to Dubai with a team of two associates in May. Qudeer has extensive experience in structured and project finance […]

Former Capgemini counsel re-emerges in Barclays IT role

Barclays Bank has hired Capgemini’s former general counsel for the UK and Ireland Barry Wong to head its legal IT outsourcing and supplier team. Wong will work with Andrew Collier, Barclays’ head of IT, on IT outsourcing deals. Wong worked for Allen & Overy, Bristows and Norton Rose before joining IBM. At IBM he started […]

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