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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…


Norton Rose wins Taweelah B power plant work

Norton Rose has won a raft of new clients in the Middle East, which is growing in importance for the firm. The firm pitched successfully to become lead adviser to the consortium buying the Taweelah B power and desalination plant in Abu Dhabi in the region’s largest ever project finance deal, valued at $3bn (£1.6bn). […]

The Lawyer global offshore report – Gibraltar

Gibraltar’s legislature has been busy recently, introducing a myriad of changes to its indigenous legislation in order to protect and enhance its burgeoning financial centre. In 2004 Gibraltar, or the Rock, celebrated 300 years of its union with the UK. The Rock, thanks to its status as a Crown Colony, employs the English common law […]

TMT deals round-up

Baker & McKenzie (Marc Mariani, Isabel King-Cabot, Stephanie Prud’hon) advised Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund IV and the Fonciere des Regions fund on their acquisition of IBM France’s property portfolio. IBM France advised by Jones Day. Wiggin & Co (Mike Turner) advised ITV on the sale of its post production and visual effects business The Moving Picture Company […]

Market slates Law Society’s planned education shake-up

As part of the biggest shake-up in legal education for decades, the Law Society’s Standards Board has voted through far-reaching proposals that will allow students to sit final exams without having to undertake vocational or accredited courses. It also recommends imposing an additional level of external assessment at the end of a training contract, which, […]

Legal Widow

When they returned they looked like raspberry-ripple ice-cream: the Lawyer was white from the shock of the prices on the footballers’ estate, and Subbie was red in the face from shouting that it wasn’t fair, and she’d never be happy again if they didn’t live there. The Lawyer’s New Year resolution was to buy us […]

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