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Is it time to go back to work on construction sites?

The good news for this Friday morning is that developers such as Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Vistry are all looking to reopen their sites, with the encouragement of housing ministers and that those sites may reopen from as early as Monday. A word of warning however. Despite these contractors going back to work, there are […]

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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…

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Shoosmiths partner wins national Client Choice Award for intellectual property

Shoosmiths is celebrating a national award win for client service after IP partner Gary Assim was named the UK’s ‘Intellectual Property – Copyright’ winner – for the second consecutive year – at the Client Choice Awards, 2015. Assim is national head of the intellectual property and creative industry group as well as leading the retail sector group […]

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Sidley Austin partner Tim Cowen has joined technology, media and telecoms (TMT) boutique Preiskel & Co as an equity partner. Cowen has brought with him to the firm a multi-million pound antitrust litigation against Google brought by mapping site StreetMap. StreetMap is bringing damages claims against Google alleging abuse of dominance in the way in […]

Shoosmiths wins award for advising Hitachi on £4.5bn rail deal

Shoosmiths has been recognised for its role advising train manufacturer Hitachi Rail in a multibillion-pound order for trains. IJGlobal (Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance magazine) presented the Intercity Express Programme with the Rail Deal of the Year award at its annual Europe and Africa awards ceremony on 19 February. IEP is a 30-year design, construction and […]

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