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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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Fieldfisher predicts uptick in Covid-19 litigation with “charge zero” service

Fieldfisher has debuted a service to help businesses that are short on funds pursue litigation stemming out of Covid-19 disruption. The service, called FeeSolve, targets “damages-based agreements” (DBAs), which since their introduction have allowed lawyers normally charged by the hour to instead share risks. This makes it possible for a firm to charge less and […]

Gauke heads back to Macfarlanes for new role

Following his 14-year stint in Parliament, David Gauke has today re-joined Macfarlanes as its head of public policy. The former Conservative cabinet minister was previously a solicitor at the firm from 1999 to 2005 before being elected as the member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire. Gauke’s role will be in a non-practising role and […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Cadwalader funds star Samantha Hutchinson

Name: Samantha Hutchinson Firm: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft Role: Partner Trained at: Hogan Lovells Year qualified: 2001 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Walking into the office to close a project finance deal on a Monday and not leaving the office until Thursday afternoon. Clients and advisers were […]

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