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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…


Harold Benjamin ramps up real estate team

Regional firm Harold Benjamin is undergoing expansion following the appointment of a partner to the real estate team. Stephen Reid joins the 14-strong department following a long-term tenure at property development company Rialto. The firm has also announced the opening of a new office in Hatfield.

Mayer Brown outdoes the agents in trademark ranks

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw and Baker & McKenzie have barged aside the trademark agents to land top five positions in 2003’s community trademark filings chart. Mayer Brown boosted its trademark filings by 77 per cent in 2003, according to figures released by the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, moving it up to third place […]

Cazenove picks Travers for Dealogic AIM float

Travers Smith Braithwaite has scooped its first instruction from Cazenove, advising on what is the bank’s second successful AIM float – the initial public offering (IPO) of Dealogic. Cazenove has historically been advised on its own account work by Slaughter and May, although Macfarlanes has also won pieces of the bank’s own work. It has […]

The drain in Spain continues for accountancy-tied firms

Spain’s past and present accountancy-tied law firms have struggled to shrug off the tough economy during 2003, with all recording scant increases in overall gross incomes for the year. Former Andersen-tied giant Garrigues saw its yearly revenue edge up by just 2.5 per cent to €164m (£111.1m), according to the latest figures compiled by Spanish […]

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