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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…


One for the Lusophiles

Despite a rocky domestic market, Portuguese firms are spreading their wings internationally. Mozambique and Angola have long been areas of interest for historical reasons, but there have also been forays into Cameroon and East Timor Portugal: First rays of the new rising sun Top-tier Portuguese firm opens doors in East Timor Angola/Mozambique: Power lions Portugal’s […]


A&O and Allen & Gledhill lead on SocGen’s private banking sale in Asia

Allen & Overy is advising Société Générale on the disposal of its private banking business in Singapore and Hong Kong to Singapore’s DBS Bank, which turned to Allen & Gledhill and Clifford Chance for advice. Allen & Overy (A&O) is advising the French bank in the assets sale, which has a total value of $220m. […]

Wierzbowski Eversheds makes appointments to labour law and litigation teams

Wierzbowski Eversheds has made two new appointments: Paweł Lasota, who has joined the labour law team; and Radosław Foryński, who has joined the litigation team. Lasota will be jointly responsible for the firm’s employment law blog, He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, where he also […]

DLA Piper advises on IPO on AIM of online fashion retailer

DLA Piper was involved with the initial public offering (IPO) of online fashion retailer The Manchester team that acted for Boohoo provided advice to the company on its flotation and placing of new shares on AIM., which is based in Manchester, is to place 600 million new ordinary shares at 50p per share, giving […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills names China chief D’Agostino as global litigation head

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has appointed Hong Kong based partner Justin D’Agostino as its new global dispute resolution head, succeeding Sonya Leydecker who will take up the co-CEO role from 1 May 2014. D’Agostino will commence the new role from 1 May 2014 for a four-year term, when Leydecker and Mark Rigotti become joint CEOs […]

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