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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…


Schoenherr assists GE in Austria technology takeover

Schoenherr has advised GE Jenbacher, a subsidiary of the US-based conglomerate General Electric (GE), on its acquisition of Francesconi Technologie, a technological products firm based in Kapfenberg, Austria. Francesconi manufactures precision components for measuring medical, microsystems, precision mechanics and sensor technology, as well as precision casings, metal components and laser screens. Its gas engine division […]

Clifford Chance’s balancing act: damned if they do, damned if they don’t

What do you do when one of your staff exercises their right to free speech online? That’s the dilemma which has faced Clifford Chance since trainee Aysh Chaudhry posted a YouTube video expressing Islamist views. While Clifford Chance is balancing on the ethical high wire, desperate not to lose its footing, we reveal today that […]

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