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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…


Linklaters follows magic circle pack with plans for Abu Dhabi opening

Linklaters follows magic circle pack with plans for Abu Dhabi opening” />Linklaters is developing plans to launch an office in Abu Dhabi in response to client demands. The magic circle firm’s Emerging Europe, Middle East and North Africa (Eemena) head Nick Eastwell confirmed that an Abu Dhabi office was part of ­Linklaters’ plan for the […]

Camerons rejigs management in quest to match alliance

CMS Cameron McKenna has radically overhauled its management structure to pave the way for the firm’s UK expansion plans. Under the scheme, which was voted through this month, the firm will be governed by a single 15-member board, including up to nine elected members and six global practice group heads. Previously, Camerons operated both a […]

David Ryan re-elected as Pinsents chief

Pinsent Masons has re-elected David Ryan as managing partner. Pinsent Masons has re-elected David Ryan as managing partner. Ryan won an uncontested election and will serve a further four year term from March 2009. Ryan has occupied the managing partner role since 1999, when he ran Pinsent Curtis. In 2001 Pinsent Curtis and Biddle merged, […]


Opinion: Regulators need to unite to stamp out short-selling

A butterfly flapped its wings and a storm was created on the other side of the world. So what was the butterfly in the credit crisis? Was it a home loan made to someone in the US who could barely afford the payments when times were good? Was it the bundling of that loan by […]

Circling the sand

Dubai’s marketing team cannot be faulted, but with the emirate arguably becoming oversubscribed, law firms looking to gain footholds in the Middle East market would do well to consider its neighbours and rivals. Office workers in Dubai are used to feeling the odd ­rumble under the desks, routinely caused by the swarms of cranes and […]

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