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The current COVID-19 outbreak and severe and numerous preventive and restrictive measures governments are continually introducing are first and foremost a global health concern. However, this situation has already caused significant distortions to businesses and their ability to perform their contractual obligations. The question of all questions seems to be if COVID-19 pandemic is a force majeure or not. […]

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On 18 March 2020, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia declared a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the entire territory of the country for 30 days, with the possibility of extension. During the past week, the Government of North Macedonia adopted several measures listed below that affect the employment […]

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The current COVID-19 outbreak and severe and numerous preventive and restrictive measures governments are continually introducing are first and foremost a global health concern. However, this situation has already caused significant distortions to businesses and their ability to perform their contractual obligations. The question of all questions seems to be if COVID-19 pandemic is a […]

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Due to the developments regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and the declaration of a state of emergency in Serbia, the National Bank of Serbia undertook emergency measures to facilitate the position of citizens and businesses in servicing debts. The two decisions on temporary measures were adopted on 17 March 2020 for the protection of debtors […]

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The President of the Republic of North Macedonia declared a state of emergency to combat the outbreak of COVID-19. The measure will initially be in place for 30 days. The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (“Government“) also announced an initial set of economic measures for mitigating the consequences suffered by the businesses and […]

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The Commission’s report argues that, generally, GDPR has successfully met most of its objectives, in particular by offering citizens a strong set of enforceable rights and by creating a new European system of governance and enforcement. It also, however, identified a number of areas of improvement.

US CLO warehouses – Covid-19 health check

As the market continues to deal with the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on the global economy, we consider the resilience of US CLOs, which were still in the warehouse stage when COVID-19 hit. Since that date, CLO managers have been extremely focused on and, based on our analysis, largely successful in flattening the effects of the loan price decline curve.

Costs and the expert in private children cases

Dewinder Birk of No5’s Family Group has set out two cases dealing with two different aspects of experts’ costs in private children cases, but both of which highlight the robustness of the higher courts in exercising discretion in relation to costs when dealing with such matters.

Enforcement of PRC judgments in BVI establishes important precedent

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Court has for the first time recognised and enforced judgments delivered by the Court of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is a significant development in light of the established practice of Chinese individuals and entities using BVI corporate entities as asset holding vehicles. The decision sets a significant precedent as many practitioners and judgment creditors alike in the PRC have historically considered BVI corporate entities (and their assets) as being beyond the reach of the PRC courts and often left ‘forgotten’, notwithstanding the well-established rules for recognition and enforcement of foreign awards and judgments in the BVI.

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