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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…


Quadrant (formerly 4 Essex Court) – UK 100

Turnover: £13.5m Heads of chambers: Nigel Teare QC Total tenants (silks): 46 (12) Door tenants: 13 Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £294,000 Top cases last year: The Gaul Inquiry; Ragner v Davis; Daewoo v Kilpriver; Re Deep Vein Thrombosis and air travel group litigation; for Cathay Pacific in applications before the Transport […]

Olswang takes British Horseracing Board reins for review of funding

Following November’s landmark European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment, the British Horseracing Board (BHB) has ordered an urgent review of horseracing funding, with Olswang partner David Zeffman selected to the four-person panel. Zeffman will provide legal input to the review group, which is headed by Lord Donoughue and also includes Rodney Brack (Levy Board chief executive) and Patrick Nixon (Bookmakers’ […]

Separated at birth

Charles Martin, head of Macfarlanes’ international practice group, is of course a transactional lawyer extraordinaire. In his exalted position he takes responsibility for coordinating the firm’s relationships with foreign law firms and many of its major private equity and corporate clients. So his uncanny resemblance to Dr Strangelove’s General Buck Turgidson – the warmongering soldier […]

Cairn Capital gains chief for legal team

Asset management company Cairn Capital has hired a senior lawyer from Banque AIG to lead its new legal team. James Starky, formerly AIG’s associate general counsel in charge of the European and Asian group covering derivatives, capital markets and structured finance, is Cairn’s first chief legal officer following the company’s foundation last August. At Cairn, […]

IBB Solicitors- Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £10.6m Revenue per partner: £481,800 Revenue per lawyer: £182,800 Total number of partners: 22 Total number of fee-earners: 96 Total numbers of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 58 Total number of support staff: 76 Offices: Chesham, Ingatestone, Middlesex (three offices), Uxbridge Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Commercial property, commercial services, community legal […]

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