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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…


Law firms triumph in Great Place to Work survey

Three law firms are included in the first ever DTI-sponsored survey of the best places to work in the UK. Wragge & Co achieved an impressive fourteenth place on the list. Senior partner John Crabtree puts Wragges’ success down to the openness of the firm. “There is a real sense of proprietorship with everyone. We […]

Former South Western Electricity lawyer joins Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors UK has appointed South Western Electricity’s former company secretary and solicitor as its new company secretary, with an additional remit covering legal and insurance matters. Robin Edmunds takes up the position at the Cirencester headquarters of the Colt Car Company, Mitsubishi’s official UK importer. He replaces Deidre Robinson, who is taking a career […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Railtrack Telecom Services and Marconi in joint venture to create EuroMast. Railtrack Telecom Services advised by Simmons & Simmons (Jerry Walter). Marconi advised by Allen & Overy.

PwC forensic expert joins Pinsents

Pinsent Curtis’ Birmingham office has recruited its first ever forensic accountant. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) senior manager Kevin Hills has been with the big five firm since 1991 and has spent the last six years specialising in forensic work, but has decided to quit PwC in favour of Pinsents. Besides citing personal reasons for his move, he […]

Olliers sets up fifth Northern office in Leeds

Manchester-based Olliers is opening an office in Leeds, making it the firm’s fifth office in the North. The firm is taking on Steve Nikolich, a 10 year-qualified crime specialist from Manchester firm Jones Maidment Wilson, bringing Olliers’ partner count up to eight. Olliers, which specialises in large-scale blue and white collar crime cases, officially opens […]

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