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Corona income compensation for employees in quarantine?

Intensified contact tracing, the launch of the so-called Swiss-Covid app as well as the new regulations of the Federal Council regarding the entry from coronavirus risk regions to Switzerland are all leading to an increase in the number of cases in which employees must undergo quarantine. Especially in the upcoming summer holiday season, employers will therefore be increasingly faced with the question of how employees in quarantine are to be remunerated and whether social insurance benefits may be claimed for the loss of work during the quarantine.

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Wragges promotes eight to director

Wragge & Co has promoted eight associates to the role of director, bringing the total number in the job to 27. The director role was introduced at the firm in 2005 to reward associates with an exceptional level of experience and skill. Senior partner Quentin Poole said: “Each of the eight new directors has demonstrated […]

Shearman, Greenberg Traurig in $2.5bn Brazil deal

Shearman & Sterling and Greenberg Traurig scooped lead roles advising on a Brazilian $2.5bn equity offering. Shearman & Sterling partner Andrew Janszky led the firm’s team advising underwriters Itau USA Securities and JPMorgan on the deal, which incorporates a series of four offerings. Janszky said: “We have worked with these underwriters and with Gerdau Group […]

Trio of firms act on multi-billion dollar Alltel sell-off

A trio of US firms has scooped lead roles advising Verizon Wireless on its $28.1bn (£14.3bn) acquisition of network operator Alltel. Debevoise & Plimpton partner Jeffrey Rosen led the team advising Verizon Wireless while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partners Benet O’Reilly and Paul Shim led a team advising Alltel’s owners – private equity house […]

Freshfields: equity cull pays off

For magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, any fears of slumping profitability are well and truly in the past – for the time being anyway. The firm may have hit a rocky patch between 2003 and 2005, but in the three years since it has recorded a massive 106 per cent rise in average profit […]

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