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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…


Withers partner joins Barclays

Withers has lost private client partner Jeremy Arnold to Barclays. Withers has lost private client partner Jeremy Arnold to Barclays. Arnold is joining the bank in September to head its newly created wealth-management division. He will also join Barclays’ management committee. Arnold is a trust and estate specialist, familiar with advising high-net-worth individuals and families […]

Islands’ swapping

The introduction of the BVI Business Company in place of the former International Business Company is unlikely to stem the flow of incorporations into the British Virgin Islands, argues James Hilsdon The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is one of the leading offshore incorporations jurisdictions. Since 1984, the International Business Company (IBC) has been the offshore […]

Kiwi beaut

Tulkinghorn’s scribes have conducted more than a few strange interviews in their time, the majority of them off-the-record affairs propping up some bar in the midnight hour (which is just off Finsbury Circus, if you don’t know it). But even Tulkinghorn was taken aback the other day when news reached him of an interview with […]

Fending off the Reit

Demand for property investments in Jersey and Guernsey is likely to remain high, particularly for those investors seeking tax savings and greater flexibility, says Michaela Hamilton It is easy to forget that long before the boom in offshore property investment structures caused by seeding relief for stamp duty land tax, Jersey and Guernsey property unit […]

Three firms land Thai Refinery advice tasks

Norton Rose, Shearman & Sterling and White & Case secured mandates on the Rayong Refinery Public Company’s (RRC) $720m (£390.47m) float on the Thai stock exchange. RRC is the country’s third-largest oil-refining facility and was formerly a fully owned subsidiary of PTT Public Company, Thailand’s largest oil and gas conglomerate. The listing is the third […]

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