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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…


Nine Kiev Baker & McKenzie partners are rated tops

Nine partners have been top-rated by Best Lawyers International 2016. The partners, in 12 practices of the Kiev office of Baker & McKenzie, were highly recommended by the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers International. Co-managing partner Serhiy Chorny and partners Viacheslav Yakymchuk and Oksana Simonova were named Lawyers of the Year in Project Finance and Development, M&A, and […]


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 […]

Corporate lawyers from Walker Morris act on Mobile Tornado share placing

Richard Naish and Ed Brown from Walker Morris’s corporate department have advised Mobile Tornado Group plc on its conditional share placing of 22,500,000 new ordinary shares at 2p each to raise £1.35m before expenses. Mobile Tornado Group plc, which is headquartered in Harrogate, will use the share placing to fund the working capital requirements of […]

Clive Newberry QC from No5 Chambers set to speak at Planning Magazine seminar

Clive Newberry QC from No5 Chambers’ planning and environment group is set to speak about housing delivery at a seminar organised by Planning Magazine. The seminar will take place on 13 May 2015 and be held at the ILEC Conference Centre in London. He will be co-presenting a session titled ‘Housing Delivery vs Housing Trajectory: Finding […]

A&O advises BNY Mellon on FCA custody breach investigation

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon on a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigation that yesterday (15 April) saw the bank slapped with a £126m fine for breaching custody rules. A&O head of banking, finance and regulatory litigation Calum Burnett,  banking partner Damian Carolan and counsel Philip Annett provided advice […]

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