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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…


Fiona Dodds: Ropes & Gray

What is the most irritating habit of any partner you’ve worked for? Not agreeing with me. Name: Fiona DoddsFirm: Ropes & GrayPosition: Head of marketingLives: Wandsworth Common What’s the most boring thing you’ve been asked to do in your job? I suppose my expenses – always a chore. How much time do you spend on […]

Maples scores Eversheds Ireland partner

Eversheds’ Irish funds ­practice has been hit by the defection of its only partner to Maples and Calder. Stephen Carty, who joined Eversheds O’Donnell Sweeney last April from Dillon Eustace, will join Maples’ Dublin office on 1 March. He leaves behind one associate at Eversheds. The appointment follows the April 2010 hire of Peter Stapleton, […]

A&Over there

You have to wonder what the good people of Belfast make of the sudden influx of legal professionals to their great capital. Reeling no doubt from the shock of having a score of Herbert Smith staff pitch up with big talk about dispute resolution servicing, Belfast is now facing an exodus of ever-so-slightly more biblical […]

Commission analyses consultation as Europe awaits decision on unified law

Competition for legal services across Europe could increase significantly if a ­unified contract law is ­introduced under controversial European Commission proposals. A consultation closed on 31 January with member states split on the issue. The Commission received 181 responses to the proposals. The consultation green paper was launched in July 2010, seeking comment on the […]

Public enemy

Some of the public sector cuts we’re all going to have to live with as the Age of Neo Austerity bites are likely to have the unflappable folk of Albion taking to the streets in riotous protest. Others, let’s face it, are not. Most likely, the decision to merge the legal functions of three London […]

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