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The impacts on our world, our families, businesses and markets is and will continue to be significant and somewhat unpredictable. What are the specific impacts on construction projects across Canada? More importantly, what should owners, contractors and trades be doing right away to protect their personnel and their projects? What are the best practices in the industry to deal with the pandemic?

Covid-19 – answers to questions you may have as a Quebec employer

By Josee Gervais and Tina Aswad A. Occupational Health and Safety 1. How do you protect the health and safety of your workers? As an employer, you have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of your workers and to take all necessary means to do so. In particular, the employer must identify, […]

Updates from Canadian courts in response to Covid-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, courts across Canada are drastically reducing their operations. This article provides ongoing updates on the operations of key Canadian courts, as well as links to the latest press releases published by each court.

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.

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The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

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Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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Ted Baker GC finds new role at clothing retailer

Ted Baker’s former general counsel Tom Hussey has landed in a new role at Palace Skateboards. Hussey first moved in-house to Ted Baker in 2014 after seven years as an associate at Jones Day. He spent nearly five years at the British clothing and accessories brand, two of which were spent as general counsel. He left […]

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DWF acquires BT Law for nominal “£1” fee

DWF has taken over BT Law, a separate entity operated by the telecoms giant, for what is understood to have been a nominal fee of about £1. The Lawyer understands that the acquisition was part of the agreements signed when, over the summer, the publicly-listed firm came triumphant out of a tender process that saw […]

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French and US firms lead on Fiat Chrysler’s £35bn deal with Peugeot

Sullivan & Cromwell and two French firms are acting for Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot on their plans to merge into one automobile giant. This is Fiat Chrysler’s second attempt at a merger this year. Sullcrom’s team is advising Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The US firm is working with French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, led by Jean-Michel […]

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