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Corona income compensation for employees in quarantine?

Intensified contact tracing, the launch of the so-called Swiss-Covid app as well as the new regulations of the Federal Council regarding the entry from coronavirus risk regions to Switzerland are all leading to an increase in the number of cases in which employees must undergo quarantine. Especially in the upcoming summer holiday season, employers will therefore be increasingly faced with the question of how employees in quarantine are to be remunerated and whether social insurance benefits may be claimed for the loss of work during the quarantine.



Speechly Bircham opens its fourth European base in Paris

Speechly Bircham has launched in Paris, just three months after opening a base in Geneva. The operation initially consists of four partners and seven associates, and will expand the firm’s personal wealth offering (2 September 2013). The firm has made a number of lateral partner hires to kick start the office. These include Stephane de […]

Kierszenbaum and Van de Wiele of Allen & Overy write article on Belgian capital markets

Sylvia Kierszenbaum and Willem Van de Wiele of Allen & Overy have contributed an article on current developments in capital markets in Belgium to the third edition of the International Capital Markets Review, published by The Law Reviews. The International Capital Markets Review is a guide to current practice in the international capital markets in 30 […]


CoA rejects ‘plebgate’ appeal, restricts libel costs budget to £2,000

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has rejected a landmark appeal by Atkins Thomson for the former chief whip Andrew Mitchell MP, prohibiting him from exceeding his set costs budget of £2,000. In what has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated decisions of the year, the Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson said Mitchell would not […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Montage Technology Group on IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman legal advice to Montage Technology Group in connection with an initial public offering (IPO) on NASDAQ Global Market in the US of up to 8,165,000 ordinary shares (par value $0.0125 per share of the company). Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office worked alongside O’Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury […]


Siemens’ top lawyer resigns as management board cuts GC role

Siemens general counsel Peter Solmssen is to leave the group next month as the top legal job is axed from the management board. General counsel of industry sector Andreas Hoffmann, a former partner for Baker & McKenzie and Ashurst, will take over the top legal role from January 2014. However he will not sit on […]

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