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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…


Shoosmiths announces 2013 promotions

Six new partners are among 22 promotions at Shoosmiths. The partners are joined in the law firm’s 2013 round by 16 new senior associates. The new partners are Helen Burgess and Stuart Lawrenson (both employment), Paul Kirkpatrick (commercial litigation), Karen Procter (corporate), Phil Ryan (regulatory) and James Wynne (real estate). The new senior associates are […]


Network Rail ensures lawyers will avoid cattle class

We all know what it’s like when you’ve booked a first-class ticket and there’s no space. Having to squeeze into the cramped standard-class section for the full trip home can be a pain, especially on a Friday when you wanted to use the time to reply to those last few emails you’d left for the […]

Conyers provides BVI advice on Canacol credit agreement with banking syndicate

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI) advice in connection with Canacol Energy Ltd’s credit agreement for a $140m senior secured term loan with a syndicate of banks. The syndicate is led by Credit Suisse as lead arranger, sole bookrunner and administrative agent, and Citibank, Export Development Canada and Corpbanca as mandated […]


Irwin Mitchell promotes comms head in 14-strong partner round

Irwin Mitchell has promoted its communications head Mark Duffell to the partnership alongside three other non-lawyers in its largest partnership round to date. Duffell will become an associate director, Irwin Mitchell’s partnership equivalent, alongside David Robinson and Danny Varhalamas, who both work in the firm’s personal legal services division, and Janet Sandford in the business […]


Integreon BD boss quits to launch UK arm of LPO

Integreon business development president John Croft has left to launch the UK arm of Elevate Services, a US-based legal services provider founded by Integreon’s former CEO two years ago. London-based Croft, who launched Elevate’s UK and Europe arm this week, changed his Linkedin job title this morning shortly after Elevate announced its UK launch via […]

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