Sponsored briefing: How to handle contractual disputes in the COVID-19 era

Sponsored briefing: How to handle contractual disputes in the COVID-19 era

Since the COVID-19 coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019, strict and unprecedented measures have been gradually imposed by governments around the globe to limit risks of contagion. On 11 March 2020, the severity of the phenomenon was emphasised by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. …

Sponsored briefing: The COVID-19 Handbook – Force majeure and contracts

Sponsored briefing: The COVID-19 Handbook – Force majeure and contracts

The novel coronavirus, now officially known as COVID-19, was first seen in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and continues to spread rapidly worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it an ‘epidemic’ first and then a ‘pandemic’ on 11 March 2020. As COVID-19 cases continue to surge amid crashed markets and overwhelmed healthcare systems, it …

Competition, supply chains and act of God clauses – First considerations for GCs in their Covid-19 responses

Competition, supply chains and act of God clauses – First considerations for GCs in their Covid-19 responses

Businesses have shown remarkable resilience through an era defined by increasingly rapid change. Innovation, diversity and agility have driven adaptability and resilience. But now such resilience is facing a far more severe test in the shape of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping through societies and economies. Yet well-led businesses identify themes and opportunities emerging even from …

‘Brutal clarity on priorities’ – A&O’s former chief looks back to the banking crisis for lessons to aid law firm leaders now

‘Brutal clarity on priorities’ – A&O’s former chief looks back to the banking crisis for lessons to aid law firm leaders now

What lessons can we learn from the 2008/09 financial crisis to help law firm leaders manage the escalating disruption of the coronavirus outbreak ravaging populations and crippling economies? Every crisis is different and this one is very different and it’s no use merely fighting the last war. Nonetheless, in terms of dramatic economic upheaval and rolling uncertainty, …

Sponsored briefing: Coronavirus’ effects in terms of Turkish labour law

Sponsored briefing: Coronavirus’ effects in terms of Turkish labour law

A. Introduction The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic constitutes a major problem for the economy and employer-employee relations in Turkey and all over the world. At such a time, it is important to know how the pandemic affects the rights and responsibilities of the employer and the employee. At the same time, it is very difficult for …

Guest comment: Covid-19 and City regulators – The limits of forbearance

Guest comment: Covid-19 and City regulators – The limits of forbearance

Forbearance is something of a dirty word in UK financial regulation, at least with regulators themselves. It describes a situation where watchdogs voluntarily exercise their discretion not to enforce rules or other requirements on the regulated. And that’s why they don’t like it – no regulator has ever prospered by giving its industry a free …

Sponsored firm profile:
Simmons & Simmons

Sponsored firm profile: <br>Simmons & Simmons

You cannot control the outcome of tax litigation and, in the current political environment, judgments can be hard to predict. We focus on the elements we can control. Our approach is intellectually rigorous, to ensure all potential technical arguments have been evaluated and managed so there are no surprises at trial. We investigate thoroughly, then …

Sponsored briefing: Business as usual in the UK courts

Sponsored briefing: Business as usual in the UK courts

Pinsent Masons discusses exciting times for UK patent litigation in 2020 and beyond For the past four years, Brexit has dominated the legal headlines as well as the popular press. It would be remiss in 2020, the year in which the UK leaves the EU, to fail to acknowledge its significance. However, despite the political …

Sponsored briefing: Key trends in contentious construction

Sponsored briefing: Key trends in contentious construction

The team at Watson Farley & Williams discuss the latest developments in the sector It has been a busy few years for the London contentious construction team at Watson Farley & Williams. Following the recruitment of specialist Rebecca Williams in 2015 and the relocation of former Bangkok partner Rob Fidoe in 2016, the team has …