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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…


CC and Milbank fly high with RBS aviation sale

Clifford Chance is advising the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on the sale of its Dublin-based aviation unit RBS Aviation Capital to Japan’s largest bank for $7.3 billion (£4.7 billion). Corporate partner David Pudge led the multi-jurisdictional deal alongside fellow corporate partners Joel Ziff and Simon Tinkler and aircraft finance partner William Glaister. The team […]


Occupy London: Is it possible to protest too much?

I have just finished reading Mr Justice Lindblom’s judgment handed down yesterday in The Mayor, Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London – v- Samede and others [2012] EWHC 34 (QB) dispute.  It is easy to forget that for all the media coverage of anti-capitalism, tent heat detectors and Vivienne Westwood’s support, this case […]

Former Rowlands Field Cunningham partner sues for capital

A former partner at Manchester firm Rowlands Field Cunningham (RFC), which was taken over by Linder Myers in a pre-pack deal in December, is suing his old firm for missing capital repayments. Simon Hughes, who left RFC in April 2011 after five years at the firm and is now a lawyer at Hargreaves Mounteney, filed […]


Christina Blacklaws was recently hired as the Co-operative’s new head of strategy and policy and will lead the organisation’s pioneering foray into alternative business structures (ABSs). Christina Blacklaws, Co-operative Legal Services For the next six months, Blacklaws will hold down two jobs – the Co-operative role and family law partner at legal aid firm TV […]


SDT suspends ACS:Law founder for two years

ACS:Law founder Andrew Crossley has been suspended from practising for two years and ordered to pay £76,326.55 in costs at a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) hearing yesterday (16 January). Crossley, who is bankrupt and represented himself, admitted six charges levied at him by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a result of his firm’s practice […]

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