In light of the COVID-19 virus’ spread in Romania, the President of Romania issued Decree no. 195/2020 declaring a state of emergency in Romania (hereinafter referred to as the “Decree”). The Decree entered into force and generates its effects from the date of publication (i.e. 16 March 2020). The Decree sets up emergency measures with […]
It may be challenging for non-Slovak speakers to understand what the “state of emergency” declared by the Slovak government means, in particular if you are still required to manage your business and/or employees in Slovakia, while having to deal with new challenges that pop-up every day. In an effort to help ensure you have all […]
Law no. 19/2020 on granting days off to parents for monitoring their children in case of the temporary closure of schools (“Law no. 19/2020”) provides that one of the parents is entitled to days off from work in the event that schools are closed due to: a) unfavourable meteorological conditions or b) other extreme situations, […]
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of emergency introduced in Serbia on 15 March 2020, the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) adopted on 17 March 2020 two decisions aimed at protecting Serbia’s financial system: the Decision on Temporary Measures for Protection of the Stability of the Financial System (“Decision on Temporary Measures […]
This case raises an interesting point: does a mistake in an application, which is not relied upon by a regulator when it makes its decision, invalidate the regulator’s decision to issue an environmental permit?
Stephen Barclay, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announced that the commencement of the revised IR35 rules will be delayed until April 2021. The move has been widely welcomed and allows businesses to focus on dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.
The appearance and spread of the coronavirus in Hungary made extraordinary measures necessary. Therefore, the Government of Hungary decided to declare a “state of emergency” on 11 March 2020 and introduced numerous preventive measures, with practically immediate effect. Primarily, the handling of the pandemic and the disease prevention is the task of state institutions. In […]
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Clifford Chance will run its 2020 summer vacation scheme as a virtual event, in response to the current coronavirus pandemic. The virtual scheme will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 1-3 July and will comprise three days – instead of the traditional two weeks – of virtual learning by using external platform InsideSherpa, which was […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is the latest City firm to reduce partner profit distributions, while maintaining it will still award bonuses in two separate payments over the next year. The firm confirmed today that all employees will remain on their current respective salaries, with this pay freeze set to be reviewed in six months. While some […]
The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has put most of its current panel reviews on hold while it reprioritises work in light of coronavirus. The CCS has paused procurement activity for its general legal advice services, finance and complex legal services, rail and edisclosure panels, as firms wait in the lurch about when the […]
Pinsent Masons is placing some of its non-fee-earners on furlough in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while it also considers a change to its quarterly cycle of partner payouts. These are just two of the latest measures put in place by the firm. Senior figures are now undertaking a programme of scenario planning to consider what […]
Family chambers 3PB has launched a remote courtroom to assist on the financial aspects of claims brought in the family court. Members at the set have decided to launch the Remote Access Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Court Room for instructing law firms and clients, who are now having to engage remotely. The set, which had […]
Eversheds Sutherland has created an app that allows staff to interact on themes that go beyond their routine jobs, as it seeks to counteract the sense of loneliness sparked by the sustained remote working period caused by the Covid-19 crisis. The app, called Open House, was sponsored by the firm’s managing partner Keith Froud, and […]