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Insurance policies and the impact of Covid-19

Charles Kimmins QC and Patrick Dunn-Walsh take a look at various types of insurance policy that might be engaged by the pandemic, and some of the issues that may arise in relation to each.

Debarring order in £16m fraud claim

Although to debar a party from participating in litigation is a draconian sanction, Zacaroli J confirmed in a judgment handed down yesterday that it is nevertheless the “default” response to a party’s failure to pay an interim costs order.

Placing choice of law under lockdown: Covid-19 measures and overriding mandatory provisions

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many states, in Europe and beyond, to pass new laws specifically aimed at safeguarding crucial interests. Some of these involve intervention in contractual relations. What attitude are the courts likely to take to the doctrine of overriding mandatory provisions in this scenario? Gordon Nardell QC and Angharad Parry look at the position under the Rome I Regulation.

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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…


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