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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…

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Real Estate and Projects

BP Pension Fund to sell Mayfair Berkeley Square estate for a likely price of more than £300m. BP Pension Fund advised by Linklaters (Alexandra Marks).

Keoghs hires its first chief executive

Keoghs is repositioning itself along a corporate model as it appoints its first chief executive. Paul Smith, a chartered accountant, is joining the firm from Buxton-based manufacturing company LeaRonal, where he was also chief executive. He is joining three months after Keoghs underwent a management restructure following the retirement of senior partner Barry Taziker after […]

Brief encounter: bates wells & braithwaite

Bates Wells & Braithwaite is a firm with just 100 staff. It has a host of familiar names among its clients, and most of them are charities. Its profits, though respectable, are nowhere near the same as could be gleaned from commercial clients of the same pedigree. With up to half of its income coming […]

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

SpiritSoft raises £8m in venture capital investment by Reuters Greenhouse Fund and Catalyst Fund Management and Research. SpiritSoft advised by Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn (Philip Enoch). Reuters Greenhouse Fund advised by Rowe & Maw. Catalyst Fund Management and Research advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp.

Kennedys opens Cambridge office on back of NHS work

City firm Kennedys is extending into the regions and opening an office in the Cambridge area. The move follows the firm’s appointment to the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) legal panel in London and East Anglia. The office will be headed by Mills & Reeve partners John Chapman and John Lapraik, who will leave […]

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