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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…


Wilde Sapte homes in on teleworking for partners

WILDE Sapte will decide next month whether it is to introduce the option of teleworking to all fee earners at its London premises. The commercial firm has been running a pilot scheme since January whereby 10 members of staff, including two partners and the IT and marketing directors, have been working from home on either […]

New panel ready for “Year 2000' disputes

The City Disputes Panel (CPD) has formed a distinguished “Year 2000” panel to deal with the expected flood of disputes over millennium bug problems. It has assembled six prominent legal and business brains to act as tribunal chairmen. They are: Lord Mustill, Sir Brian Neill, Sir Christopher Staughton, Sir John Balcombe, Sir Iain Glidewell the […]

Unique route for offshore vehicles

The use of Isle of Man vehicles in international business is becoming increasingly popular. Richard Vanderplank reports. Richard Vanderplank is a partner at law firm Cains. Over the past few years, the Isle of Man has seen a steady growth in the number and value of international financing transactions that use corporate and other vehicles. […]

Trusts may face taxing times

Double-barrelled Budgets have had a varied impact on the Isle of Man and will give trustees food for thought, says Jane Bates. Jane Bates is a Scottish solicitor in practice with Isle of Man-based Mann & Partners. A double-dose of anticipation was experienced on the Isle of Man on 17 March. At 10.30am, Richard Corkill, […]

Welsh law and language

As the author of Termau Cyfraith/Legal Terms (1972), and subsequently Geiriadur y Gyfraith/The Legal Dictionary (English Welsh) (1992), together with its supplement (1996), it is gratifying to have discovered that the 1992 Dictionary is now out of print. In consequence, the publishers (Gomer Press) have requested me to undertake the task of preparing a brand […]

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