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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…


Deal of the week – NEWCO

Elvinger takes lead role in three-way steel merger Luxembourg firm Elvinger Hoss & Prussen has advised all the parties in a three-way merger between Usinor, Aceralia Corporacion Siderurgica and Arbed, which will create the world’s biggest steel company. Slaughter and May’s UK office acted as coordinator of the deal, which was given regulatory approval last […]

Taking Cover

One act or four? War or terrorism? These are the questions insurers are asking after 11 September. Sheila Simison and Denis Whelan ask whether the industry will ever be the same again The attack on the World Trade Center was the worst terrorist assault on US soil, producing the biggest insurance losses in history, and […]

Lincoln's Inn chambers ready for court battle over increased rents

Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn are prepared to take their landlord to the county court if it goes ahead with its proposed 40 per cent increase in rent. Tenants say that in increasing the rent the landlord is setting the level above the neighbouring market value, and well above chambers in the three other Inns.Chambers not […]

Law Society policy restructure spells the end of postal ballots

The Law Society is planning to introduce sweeping changes to members’ voting rights on society policy. he Law Society Council is planning to hike up the minimum number of members who can call a postal vote on a society issue from 13 to 500.Previously, members wanting a postal vote on an issue at a general […]

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