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Background The Cayman Government has restricted entry to the Island since mid-March and is currently operating a curfew system day and night for residents other than essential workers, with the exception of exercise or essential trips such as to the supermarket or for medical reasons. The financial services sector has adapted well to the new […]

Restructuring and corporate recovery measures in BVI – April 2020

Background The British Virgin Islands (BVI) instigated entry restrictions for all visitors in mid-March and is currently operating a full lockdown system for all residents, apart from essential workers. Financial services firms are working remotely and there has been no interruption to business continuity for the sector. The Government, the Courts, the Financial Services Commission […]

Restructuring and corporate recovery measures in Guernsey – April 2020

The States of Guernsey imposed enforced a 14 day self-isolation period for all entrants to the Bailiwick of Guernsey from 19 March, and imposed a lockdown system for all residents, apart from essential workers on 25 March. There are no now flights from or to the Bailiwick except for a daily flight to Southampton, primarily […]

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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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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?

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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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