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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…


Bar Council continues China investment with new training scheme

The Bar Council has launched a new China training scheme that will see 10 Chinese lawyers taking on a practical placement in barristers’ chambers in London. The launch of the Bar Council Training Scheme for Chinese lawyers (BCTS) follows the conclusion of the Lord Chancellor’s Training Scheme for young Chinese lawyers (LCTS), which was funded […]

Move On Up: Walker Morris

Steady as she goes is the theme at Leeds firm Walker Morris, with high profitability offering a clue as to why so few partners move on Leeds firm Walker Morris has had a remarkably stable few years, with little change in its partnership. Only eight partners have left the firm in five years, and just […]

Salans makes up four to partner

Salans has promoted four associates to partner, with two of the promotions in its Frankfurt office. The two new partners in Frankfurt are Mike Danielewsky, a debt capital markets and debt restructuring expert who is a member of the firm’s banking and finance and restructuring teams, and litigator Bernd Hanowski. As an associate Hanowski was […]

Addleshaws recruits Chadbourne’s Pring in litigation push

Addleshaw Goddard has raided US firm Chadbourne & Parke for insurance disputes partner Mark Pring. The hire is expected to underline Addleshaws’ international expertise ahead of its planned openings in Dubai and Singapore (24 May 2011). Both offices will focus solely on expanding the firm’s  international arbitration capability after a particularly successful year for the practice. Pring spent […]

Simmons in the pink with Stonewall success

For the fourth year running Simmons & Simmons has been ranked as the most gay-friendly firm in the UK by Stonewall and has added to its glory by becoming the first law firm to make it into the top 10 in the LGB charity’s Top 100 Employers List (see story). Despite dominating Stonewall’s legal sector […]

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