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Capital Markets Update – May 2020

Pre-Emption Group statement On 1 April 2020 the Pre-Emption Group published a statement on its expectations for issuances during the Covid-19 pandemic. It recommends that investors, on a case-by-case basis, consider supporting issuances by companies of up to 20% of their issued share capital on a temporary basis, rather than the 5% for general corporate […]

Webinar: Public procurement guidance on managing Covid-19 in contracts – PPN 02/20

PPN 02/20 is addressed to public bodies which are required to comply with the Public Procurement regime. Despite the tenor of its language, the PPN is Guidance only but seeks to offer a consistent basis upon which relief and enhanced payment terms might be given to help all parts of the supply chain remain above water.

The impact of illegal drug activity in a build-to-rent community

When illegal drug activity in the private rented sector is discussed, we are automatically drawn to images of old terraced houses with lofts or basements converted into Cannabis farms or deprived areas with boarded up property. We do not usually picture new, clean, well presented apartments in high-end developments. A Build-to-Rent apartment complex with an […]

Video: What should we learn from the homeworking experiment?

There’s lots of talk at the moment about the potential return to the office, what that will look like and how it will be implemented. But businesses should also consider what they’ve learned from this huge homeworking experiment. Charlotte Smith offers three key considerations in a bite-sized video.

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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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