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  1. Legal news
    12 November 2020
    UK: High Court decides that timing of coronavirus restrictions was not a relevant force majeure event entitling termination of aircraft lease
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/high-court-decides-that-timing-of-coronavirus-restrictions

    A number of disputes which stem from the coronavirus pandemic are starting to reach the English courts. It is apparent that in some of these cases the pandemic has provided an excuse for one party to try and terminate ...

  2. Legal news
    24 November 2020
    The UK legal system: embracing technological change
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-uk-legal-system-embracing-technological-change

    Legal systems around the world have been struggling to address the challenges presented by rapid technological change and the disruption caused by COVID-19. In England, however, the flexibility of the common law and the ...

  3. Legal news
    24 September 2020
    Cross-border: Is business interruption as a result of COVID-19 insured? An important ruling in the UK and the state of affairs in other countries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/is-business-interruption-as-a-result-of-covid-19-insured

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies around the world have been closed or have been forced to cut production dramatically. In the UK in particular, the question has arisen as to whether ...

  4. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    UK: High Court rules in favour of insurer on physical damage in COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-rules-in-favour-of-insurer-on-physical

    The recent High Court judgment in TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance plc [2020] EWHC 2710 (Comm) suggests that policyholders will find it difficult to make successful claims for COVID-19 losses where their insurance ...

  5. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    UK Supreme Court unanimously finds in favour of policyholders in landmark COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-supreme-court-covid19-business-interruption-insurance-test-case

    A landmark decision from the UK Supreme Court has found in favour of business interruption insurance policyholders and widened the scope of policies which may now provide coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 ...

  6. Legal news
    16 June 2020
    UK: Government guidance urges contractual parties to act responsibly and fairly
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-government-guidance-urges-contractual-parties-to-act-responsibly-and-fairly

    On 7 May 2020 the UK government published a note setting out guidance and recommendations urging parties who have active contractual arrangements which are materially affected by COVID-19 to act responsibly and fairly ...

  7. Legal news
    11 March 2020
    What's the impact of coronavirus on international arbitration?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/whats-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-international-arbitration

    This article was originally published in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) on 7th March 2020. The article was prepared by GAR using insights from Bird & Bird partners Michael Chik, Andrew Robinson, Jonathan Choo and ...

  8. Legal news
    27 April 2021
    UK: Softening the cliff-edge: what next for COVID-19 related debt recovery
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-softening-the-cliff-edge-what-next-for-covid19-related-debt-recovery

    Since COVID-19 restrictions on businesses were first imposed in March 2020, the UK Government has repeatedly extended their schemes to protect debtors from both insolvency and property enforcement action by their ...

  9. Legal news
    16 September 2020
    UK: English High Court provides welcome guidance for policyholders in FCA Business Interruption Insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/english-high-court-provides-welcome-guidance-for-policyholders

    On Tuesday 15 September, the English High Court published its highly anticipated judgment in the FCA's expedited business interruption insurance test case, The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others [2020] EWHC ...

  10. Legal news
    03 July 2020
    UK: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – An overview of the main changes and how companies can use the reforms to their best advantage
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/corporate-insolvency-and-governance-act-2020

    The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the "Act") represents big changes to the current insolvency legislative framework and potentially to companies who may be affected by an insolvency within their supply ...