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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…


Herbert Smith lures Taylor for attack on City property market

Herbert Smith is launching an assault on the City real estate market led by Berwin Leighton’s head of property. The firm is hiring David Taylor in a move that will stun the City property scene. Taylor declined to comment, but a Herbert Smith source says: “Yes, he’s coming over. He’s very entrepreneurial – he’ll wake […]

Tony Wollenberg

The cool attitude of Rakisons co-founder and senior partner Tony Wollenberg makes him the perfect man to see the firm through its US merger with Steptoe & Johnson. Julia Cahill meets the gambling man

Who’s getting the rewards?

I had a good laugh when I got home and read the 24 July edition of The Lawyer. What I laughed about most was the reported Denton Wilde Sapte pay bonus scheme for assistants (no doubt it is not very different from those of most of the other City firms). Assuming a low average charge-out […]

Nicholson Graham hires ISL counsel

Nicholson Graham & Jones is taking on the former senior legal counsel at ISL Worldwide as a partner in its cross-departmental sports group. Jay Gillman-Wells, who was also head of ISL’s internet and new media division, will develop exploitation of television and media rights with the intention of creating a one-stop-shop in the firm for […]

Linklaters & alliance

Linklaters & Alliance represented Wilson Bowden Developments in the disposal of its 130,000sq ft Junction One retail and leisure park in Rugby to Standard Life Investment Fund. Wilson Bowden is developing the site. Real estate partner Martin Elliott led a team of two on the deal. Herbert Smith acted for Standard Life.

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