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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…



Milbank takes top spot from A&O in Q1 project finance global rankings

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has risen by six spots to the top of this year’s global project finance rankings for the first quarter of 2015, while Allen & Overy (A&O) has toppled from first to eight place. A&O knocked Clifford Chance off the top spot with 68 deals worth $94.9bn spanning the full year […]

£5.6bn insurance super-merger guided by Ogier

Ogier Guernsey has advised on the £5.6bn acquisition of Friends Life by Aviva. Ogier Guernsey has advised Friends Life Group, a London-listed Guernsey company, on its acquisition by Aviva, which has created the UK’s largest insurance, savings and asset management firm. The combined group will have some 16 million UK customers – equivalent to about […]


DAC Beachcroft makes up 15 partners in Bristol-heavy promotions round

DAC Beachcroft has appointed 15 lawyers to its partnership, including seven in Bristol where the firm has almost doubled its intake of partners. During last year’s promotions round, the firm tripled its promotion figure from five to 16 (9 April 2014). The firm’s largest amount of promotions were in claims solutions, where five lawyers were […]

Hugh Raven

The in-house interview: Hugh Raven, Kier

Hugh Raven swapped Eversheds partnership for a job at building group Kier, helping support the business’s extension plans into property and services. Hugh Raven never planned to work in-house. The Linklaters-trained lawyer hails from the Midlands and envisioned that he would eventually return to the region to be closer to his family. Indeed, a move […]

A&O, Linklaters and Slaughters win roles on sale of Virgin Active

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Slaughter and May have picked up the leading roles in Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners’ sale of 80 per cent of its stake in Virgin Active to South Africa’s Brait for £682m.  Slaughters acted for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and CVC Capital Partners on the transaction. The […]

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