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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…


Pro bono scheme could direct costs to charities

In a move that could see charities receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds of extra income, The Law Society and Bar Council are in talks to launch a pro bono conditional fee agreement scheme. The proposals are intended to remedy the current situation in which defendants losing cases against charity or other ethical claimants are […]

CC scoops Macquarie mandate in £2.6bn APB bid war

Clifford Chance has landed the mandate to advise the Macquarie-led consortium on its £2.58 billion bid for the UK’s biggest port operator Associated British Ports. A team led by London corporate partner Ian Bagshaw is advising the bidding group, which also incudes 3i, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Canada Pension Mangement. Bagshaw, who last […]

Football crazy, Fussball mad

For most lawyers at US firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo), a football is something you throw. But Tulkinghorn is pleased to see the London lawyers are keeping the true spirit of the game alive. hard work, not hard partying. Tulkinghorn even heard rumours of pre-breakfast meetings. What does that mean then? Cocoa?And the partners didn’t […]

Blake Lapthorn lands ASB pension chief

Blake Lapthorn Linnell has snared the head of pensions from rival ASB Law for its own practice. John Hamilton joins the firm as a partner and brings with him solicitor Rupert Graham-Evans. Maria Riccio, head of pensions at Blake Lapthorn Linnell, says: “John and Rupert’s appointments are key to developing the pension team’s well-known service […]

Channel hopping

Offshore firms in Jersey and Guernsey have been island hopping over the past few months with two firms announcing new office openings. As first reported on (29 March), Ozannes will make history by becoming the first Guernsey outfit to launch an office in Jersey. The new office will be headed by recently hired partner […]

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