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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…


Linklaters' head in Law Soc's Far East venture

LINKLATERS & Paines senior partner, Charles Allen-Jones, is to head a new Law Society working party which aims to encourage ties with the Far East. The group will support law firms already established in the the region and encourage others to tout for business there. It will concentrate on Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong […]


Lewis Silkin acted as solicitors on the placing of shares in Interoute Communications to raise £10m in new money

Challenge to Kempe for IBA position

THE PROSPECT of the International Bar Association electing its first female president by the millenium has been threatened by a surprise challenge to secretary-general Dianna Kempe QC. Nutifafa Doe Kofi Kuenyehia, from Ghana, is standing against Kempe as she bids to win a second term as secretary-general. The move follows Kempe’s earlier agreement to do […]

In brief: Firm eases path to debt recovery

A specialist debt recovery firm is marketing itself to potential clients as having a proven track record in enhancing companies’ relationship with debtors. Uxbridge-based 11-partner practice Turberville Woodbridge describes the service as being particularly suitable for firms that have an on-going contractual or service agreement with the debtor. The firm won a three-year contract, employing […]

Bar Council searches for lay complaints chief

A lay person will be at the centre of a new complaints system for the Bar. The Bar Council seeks a Complaints Commissioner as part of its reforms. But lawyers need not apply – the £60,000-a-year post is a lay one. The commissioner will form a link between the public and the Bar Council, playing […]

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