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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…


RPC scraps NQ salary for merit-based system

Remuneration – always among the trickiest topics and one that tends to be contentious for any lawyer from their very first day in the office. Are trainee lawyers paid too much? Is £100,000 for a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer – a la Davis Polk – way over the odds? Since 2008 most firms have been […]

Supreme Court

Supreme rejection

We look at cases that have reached the end of the judicial line after being refused permission to carry on to the Supreme Court, including Stringfellows employment battle and Paddy McKillen’s duel with the Barclay brothers. Getting a case heard by the Supreme Court is no easy business. For every case that is accepted to […]

American Express

American Express GC to join Cleary after two decades in role

American Express general counsel Louise Parent has quit the credit card giant to join the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton after 20 years in the job. Parent, who joined the business in 1977, announced her retirement from the role in April this year and is expected to join Cleary as of […]

Public sector turn to ABS

In-house public sector lawyers are a pretty innovative bunch. No, it’s true. Earlier this year we reported that the legal teams at neighbouring London authorities Lambeth and Southwark were considering launching an ABS spin-off, something that remains on the pair’s to-do list. For others, there’s no time like the present. Today, we reveal that the […]

Conyers co-sponsors ABA seminar ‘The Pros and Cons of Offshore Centres’

Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced that it is co-sponsoring the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s upcoming seminar, The Pros and Cons of Offshore Centres.  Held on 16–17 of January 2014 at the Westin Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, the seminar explores the legitimate uses of today’s offshore financial centres, including the ease and speed […]

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