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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…


Ian Dove QC and Nina Pindham of No5 retain planning permission in Exeter

Ian Dove QC and Nina Pindham have helped Dart Properties to successfully retain its planning permission for land at Seabrook Orchards as Dukeminster’s appeal against this permission is dismissed. Dart Properties was granted planning permission in October 2013 to develop up to 700 dwellings and other buildings within the area. The claimant, Dukeminster, sought to challenge the […]

Allen & Overy advises lenders on financing of the Roy Hill iron ore project

Allen & Overy has acted as Australian and international counsel to the export credit agencies and commercial lenders on the financing of the integrated Roy Hill iron ore project, the world’s largest-ever project financing in the mining sector. The project sponsors — Hancock Prospecting, Marubeni, POSCO and CSC — recently announced the finalisation of the […]

Eversheds’ female regulatory lawyers receive top award at Women in Compliance Awards

Eversheds’ competition, EU and regulatory group was named Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year at C5’s Women in Compliance Awards 2014. The awards celebrate the achievements of women, recognising and rewarding the outstanding contribution that women make every day in the world of compliance. Eversheds’ nomination highlighted the team’s online training courses: Competition Law Online Toolkit, […]

Conyers advises China Metal Resources Utilization on $90m IPO on SEHK

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised China Metal Resources Utilization on the $90m (£54m) listing of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company is the successor to Gushan Environmental Energy, a Cayman incorporated company for which Conyers has acted since its incorporation in 2006. Gushan was listed on the New York Stock Exchange […]


Trowers creates public sector national team

Trowers & Hamlins has expanded its national practice groups to include a dedicated public sector division in its Birmingham base. The firm plans to relocate partner Amardeep Gill from London to Birmingham to head up the team there from 1 April. Under senior partner Jennie Gubbins the firm adopted a strategy based around five groups […]

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