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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…



Clydes breaks new ground in China with Chongqing joint venture

Clyde & Co has received regulatory approval to establish a joint venture in Chongqing with domestic firm West Link Partnership, making it the first international commercial firm to have a presence in south west China. As part of the deal, Clyde & Co and West Link will be co-branded as Clyde & Co West Link […]

No5 Chambers sponsors Midlands Asian Lawyers Association’s 8th Annual Ball

No5 Chambers was one of the sponsors of the Midlands Asian Lawyers Association’s 8th Annual Ball on 18 October 2013. The law firm also took eight tables on the night. The black-tie event fundraises for the Restorative Justice Initiative charity and to support the fight against cuts to legal aid. It was held at Athena in […]

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11KBW ponders future of CEO role as incumbent exits

11KBW’s first-ever chief executive David Stead is leaving the set to head up the fundraising side of Charities Aid Foundation. Stead became 11KBW’s first chief executive in January 2012, his first appointment at the bar having spent much of his career working in professional services (16 January 2012). He was brought in from Gill Jennings […]

The Lawyer UK 200: live and kicking

This week saw the publication of The Lawyer UK200 Annual Report 2013, the culmination of months of research, data gathering and interviews. It’s likely that senior support teams, notably but by no means exclusively finance, will have been poring over the metrics with a tooth comb as fine as those wielded by partners across the […]


Stephenson Harwood, Freshfields and DLA Piper advise HNA Group acquisition

Stephenson Harwood, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper have won roles to advise on the sale of GE Capital’s TIP Trailer Services to China’s HNA Group for an undisclosed fee. The purchase by HNA Group, one of China’s largest conglomerates based in Haikou and Beijing, gives it access to a European market leader of transport […]

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