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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…


Jonathan Blair Womble Bond Dickinson

Blair, Jonathan – Womble Bond Dickinson

The story of how North East regional firm Dickinson Dees morphed into a transatlantic proposition with 28 offices across the US and UK is an object lesson of ambition trumping adversity. At the front of that story is Jonathan Blair. An extraordinary turnaround His firm was one of those most shaken by the financial crisis, owing […]

Peter Dickinson, Mitie

Dickinson, Peter – Mitie

When outsourcer Mitie faced a crisis and several legal challenges last year it sought out seasoned private practice lawyer Peter Dickinson to lead its legal function and navigate it through rough waters. Former Mayer Brown corporate partner Dickinson joined the group in March 2017 as general counsel. Initially, his priorities were to transform the legal […]

Victoria Wakefield, Brick Court Chambers

Wakefield, Victoria – Brick Court Chambers

Newly returned from maternity leave in 2017, Victoria Wakefield was one of the most active barristers in court in the second half of the year. The highlights were certainly the two Supreme Court cases where she was making submissions in her own right despite being led as a junior. The first was R (on the […]

Kirsten Massey, Herbert Smith Freehills

Massey, Kirsten – Herbert Smith Freehills

Litigator Kirsten Massey’s hunger for big-ticket, international work took her all the way from New Zealand to London. She took a risk leaving local firm Russell McVeagh for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and was told to expect a dial-down in work. That didn’t happen – instead, she landed herself the most senior role on the […]

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