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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…


Telecoms calling

A resurgent global telecoms sector is now fertile ground for law firms seeking new clients. Tim Schwarz urges a degree of opportunism Over the past decade, the global telecoms sector has experienced boom and bust. Now, though, a new world order is emerging that presents significant opportunities and challenges for law firms. Demise and re-emergence […]

Wilberforce Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £20.2m Head of chambers: Edward Nugee QC. Total tenants (silks): 39 (16) Door tenants: None Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £518,000 Top cases last year: Equitable Life v The former directors of Equitable Life; Wickes v Arthur Andersen; Oracle v Fortis; VTL v Easynet; Al Bassam v Al Bassam. No of […]

Thomson Snell & Passmore – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £10.3m Revenue per partner: £321,900 Revenue per lawyer: £145,100 Total number of partners: 32 Total number of fee-earners: 82 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 71 Total number of support staff: 114 Offices: Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells Equity structure: Lockstep Core business: Clinical negligence, commercial, commercial property, corporate, dispute resolution, domestic conveyancing, […]

Lester Aldridge – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £13.5m Revenue per partner: £355,300 Revenue per lawyer: £170,900 Total number of partners: 38 Total number of fee-earners: 140 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 79 Total number of support staff: 178 Offices: Bournemouth, Bournemouth Airport, Milton Keynes, Southampton Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Full service Clients: BNP Paribas, British […]

BCCI/Bank of America case reaches shock agreement

As the BCCI liquidator’s case against the Bank of England rumbles on, a surprise settlement has been reached in its parallel case, BCCI’s massive claim against Bank of America. In terms of scale, amount of legal fees, and some allegations, the Bank of America case mirrors the case against the Bank of England. The case […]

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