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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…


Real Estate and Projects

East India Dock office complex sold for more than £125m to CIT Group. Vendors NCC Real Estate and SPP advised by Berwin Leighton (John Kelsey). CIT advised by Macfarlanes (Chris Field, Mark Baldwin). Debt providers Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund advised by Denton Wilde Sapte (Mark Menhennet).


There has been a spate of similar 3G deals recently, which firms with an either/or selection of specialties have been able to cash in on. They revolve around servicing the 3G broadband wireless networks and finding ways to set up masts and deal with the planning minefield. Here, EuroMast will use Railtrack’s property portfolio and […]

Hammonds accused of bad practice

Hammond Suddards Edge has come under fire for an alleged failure to make proper disclosures to an employment tribunal brought by ABN Amro’s head of legal. Tom Conlon, former head of legal at ABN Amro, is suing the company for unfair dismissal under the Public Interest Disclosure Act. Conlon was sacked last February. The action […]

Cravath Swaine & Moore sends in big gun to head London office

New York firm Cravath Swaine & Moore is sending one of its most senior partners to London and considering an expansion into London M&A work. Rainmaker William Rogers will replace David Brown, the current head of the office, in the next few months, with a third partner to be drafted in within the next six […]

Ministry of defence

This is the first UK military aircraft securitisation and is believed to be the first time the UK Government has turned directly to the asset-backed capital markets to raise the purchase price for capital assets. Orrick scooped one of its first instructions from Chase Manhattan Trustees in Europe because the borrower for the deal was […]

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