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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…


Henmans – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £6.8m Revenue per partner: £309,100 Revenue per lawyer: £113,300 Total number of partners: 22 Total number of fee-earners: 71 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 60 Total number of support staff: 67 offices: Oxford, Woodstock Equity structure: Merit Core business: Litigation, personal injury and clinical negligence, private client, property, charities Clients: […]

HMV looks to Simmons over Nabarros

Simmons & Simmons won out over Nabarro Nathanson to advise HMV on its first major deal since completing its panel review in mid-2004.IT partner Michael Sinclair led the Simmons team advising the leading music retailer on its new music download contract with Microsoft. HMV company secretary and general counsel Elaine Marriner said: “Simmons was one […]

Farrer & Co – UK 100

Turnover: £26.7m Profit per equity partner: £289,000 Equity spread: £200,000-£350,000 Net profit: £5.2m Profit margin: 19 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £85,000-£190,000 Revenue per lawyer: £238,000 Revenue per partner: £485,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,483,000 Cost per lawyer: £192,000 Profit per lawyer: £46,000 No of partners: 55 No of equity partners: 18 No of female […]

Foot Anstey Sargent- Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £10.6m Revenue per partner: £407,700 Revenue per lawyer: £151,400 Total number of partners: 26 Total number of fee-earners: 115 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 70 Total number of support staff: 121 Offices: Exeter, Plymouth Equity structure: Merit Core business: Full service Clients: Exeter Friendly Society, Northcliffe Newspaper Group, Plymouth City […]

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £21m/£244m UK/global PEP: £764,000/£1.1m UK/global revenue per lawyer: £553,000/£539,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1.9m/£1.9m Global revenue per equity partner: £2.4m UK/global number of partners: 11/103 UK/global number of lawyers: 38/453 UK number of staff: 24 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:2.4/1:3.3 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:2.1 Equity structure: Modified lockstep. Range stretches […]

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