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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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Reed Smith responds to pandemic pressures with new unpaid leave scheme

Reed Smith has set up an unpaid leave programme for its staff, as the firm continues to deal with the ramifications of Covid-19. Any Reed Smith employee or fixed-share partner can apply for the global initiative, which was recently launched by the firm’s chief human resources officer Kevan Skelton and allows for staff to take […]

HSF promotes seven in London in largest round since 2012 merger

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted the largest number of partners since its merger in 2012, with 26 lawyers making the grade. The firm has added the most lawyers in Australia, with a total of eight, while seven have been made up in London. There are six partners in HSf’s continental European offices and four in […]

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At least you’re not a listed law firm

In normal circumstances Rosenblatt’s year-end results, published yesterday, would have made for positive reading. Revenue is up 36 per cent from £18.75m to £23.7m for the 2019 year-end, while EBITDA has risen by a whopping 46 per cent from £6.5m to £9.4m and, consequently earnings per share (EPS) has swollen from 3.8p to 7.6p. In […]

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Barclays sets its sights on new panel of alternative legal providers

Barclays is looking to appoint a new panel entirely made up of alternative legal services providers. The process will kick off in the coming months and is expected to be completed by the end of the year subject to the current Covid-19 situation. For the first time, the bank is looking to include companies such […]

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