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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…

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Trowers wins Law Firm of the Year

Trowers & Hamlins walked away with the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards last night (26 June). Trowers’ senior partner Jonathan Adlington collected the award from comedian Marcus Brigstock, the evening’s host. The firm was recognised for its success in recent years in developing a market-leading Middle Eastern projects-based practice […]

Insolvency: Turning point

As banks realise the opportunities they offer, turnaround funds are becoming an increasingly used method of insolvency. By Bryan Green The most significant thing to happen to the world of business restructuring in the mid-market is the rise of the turnaround fund. This can be seen in recent transactions such as RCapital’s acquisition of Little […]

A&O opens doors to Düsseldorf office

Allen & Overy (A&O) has continued its aggressive expansion plans by opening a Düsseldorf office with a former German managing partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. •Allen & Overy (A&O) has continued its aggressive expansion plans by opening a Düsseldorf office with a former German managing partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. This is the third office […]

PEP debacle forces Watson Burton to open up its equity

Watson Burton to open up its equity” />What a difference 12 months can make. At this time in 2006, equity partners at Newcastle’s Watson Burton were the envy of the Geordie legal world, bagging an average profit per equity partner (PEP) of £712,000 – far clear not only of local rivals, but of most City […]

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