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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…


The Lawyer global offshore report – Monaco

It is tempting, but incorrect, to group Monaco with the number of ‘offshore’ jurisdictions that offer products and services to individuals or groups situated elsewhere. Monaco is not offshore in the sense that there are no offshore International Business Corporations (IBCs) or similar vehicles available in Monaco. To incorporate a Monaco company, a number of […]

DWS to fight on after raid by Chadbourne

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) will rebuild its London contentious insurance and reinsurance practice after losing its five-partner group to Chadbourne & Parke. As first revealed on www. on 24 Jan-uary, senior equity partners Chris Cardona, Adrian Mecz and Michelle George are joining Chadbourne alongside salaried partners Mark Pring and John Barlow. DWS is discussing resurrecting the […]

The Lawyer global offshore report – The Cayman Islands

The proposed new law seeks to provide for cooperation between the Cayman Islands and other jurisdictions in relation to the exchange of information regarding taxation matters. The Tax Information Exchange Authority Bill 2003The proposed new law seeks to provide for cooperation between the Cayman Islands and other jurisdictions in relation to the exchange of information […]

Careers: in brief

Clyde & Co announced last week that partners Jonathan Wood and Derek Hodgson have both been named as chairs at the International Bar Association (IBA). Hodgson, joint head of maritime at Clydes, becomes the chairman of the IBA’s maritime and transport law committee, while Wood has become chairman of the IBA’s international committee. The latter […]

Technology the only star on display at lustreless Midem

The behemoth music industry bash threatens to metamorphose into a white elephant. By Matt Byrne Another week, another music partner goes solo. Last week it was Davenport Lyons’ James Ware’s turn to leave. An industry stalwart for years, and a partner at the firm for almost 20 years, Ware is setting up his own music […]

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