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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…


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 […]

Herbies overhauls tax group to boost disputes practice

Herbert Smith tax partner Neil Warriner has become head of the firm’s tax group following Heather Gething’s decision to step down from the role. Gething, who has led the group since 2001, has taken on the new role as head of tax planning and tax disputes, with a focus on investment banks, financial institutions and […]

Misys appoints Eversheds partner to new banking job

Global software products and solutions group Misys has hired Eversheds IT partner Suzanne Mercer to head its legal division for banking. Mercer joined the in-house legal team as banking general counsel at the beginning of the month. Her role is a new position created by the company in response to its growing customer base in […]

In search of a legal olympian

The race to be general counsel of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog) is on, so The Lawyer thought it would steal headhunter Elizabeth Wall’s thunder and put together a quick shortlist. Locog is after a real heavyweight from the corporate world or private practice. The money will be good but not […]

Bevan Brittan scoops New Earth work

Bevan Brittan has won a new client in the form of Dorset-based advance composting company New Earth Solutions. The law firm was one of two professional advisers appointed by New Earth to help it get the most from upcoming projects. Bevan Brittan real estate partners Peter Scott and Nigel Campbell have been brought in to […]

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