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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…



Asian Moves: 25 June 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. China Beijing-based Han Kun Law Offices has hired Leanne Zheng as a partner in its litigation and arbitration practice team. Zheng joins from Jones Day’s Beijing office, where she practised for seven years as an associate. At the […]

Court declines jurisdiction to order interim measures during arbitral proceedings

The Bratislava Regional Appeal Court has held that, after the commencement of arbitral proceedings, general courts in Slovakia no longer have concurrent jurisdiction to order interim measures. Given the wide use of arbitration as a means of resolving banking and finance disputes, the ruling may have implications for the banking sector. Although it shields arbitral […]


Speechly Bircham revenue holds still as PEP falls by 2.3 per cent

Speechly Bircham saw a slight growth in net profit but a similar drop in turnover and PEP in 2012/13, the firm’s financial results have revealed, after a year characterised by a number of departures, lateral hires and the failure of merger talks with Withers. The firm’s turnover dropped very slightly to £57.5m last year, from […]

FAQs issued by the CSSF on the draft law on alternative investment fund managers

Anticipating the adoption of the law on alternative investment fund managers (AIFMD), the Luxembourg supervision authority (CSSF) issued some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 18 June 2013. The aim of the FAQs is to clarify some key concepts of the future regime applicable to Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) established […]

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