COVID-19 UK Weekly Webinar – April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the biggest public health crisis of our times. Like many other countries, the UK Government has exercised broad powers and passed new laws that impact how we do business and interact as a society.

To address the pandemic, the Government announced several sweeping regulations and ushered through the Coronavirus Act 2020. These actions have a broad impact on law, public policy and daily life, impacting areas including health, social welfare, commerce, trade, competition, employment and the free movement of people.

Join our team of Gibson Dunn London lawyers, led by partner and former Lord Chancellor Charlie Falconer QC, for a discussion of these changes and to answer your questions on how they will affect British businesses and community, including the impact on new and ongoing business relationships.

In this webinar we will cover:

  • the pandemic’s effect on UK insolvency law, with a focus on wrongful trading and proposed restructuring law reform
  • the pandemic’s effect on financial regulation, including the adjusted expectations of FCA and PRA
  • an overview of the UK’s fiscal response to COVID-19

We want to hear from you about the impacts the current measures and conditions are having on your business and the legal issues you are facing. We therefore welcome suggested topics, as well as questions in advance of each webinar, to ensure that we can address issues relevant to your business.


Charlie Falconer QC: An English qualified barrister and Gibson Dunn partner. Former UK Lord Chancellor and first Secretary of State for Justice, he spent 25 years as a commercial barrister, and became a QC in 1991.

Matt Aleksic: An associate in the Litigation and International Arbitration practice groups of Gibson Dunn. Experience in a wide range of disputes, including commercial litigation, international arbitration and investigations.

Gregory Campbell: An English, Irish and New York qualified Gibson Dunn partner. Focuses on advising borrowers, sponsors, lenders, creditors and investors in cross-border financings, restructurings and special-situations transactions.

Panayiota Burquier: A senior associate in the London Tax practice group of Gibson Dunn. Ms. Burquier’s practice focuses on tax aspects of corporate, finance and real estate industry-based transactions and clients.

Martin Coombes: An associate in the Financial Institutions practice group of Gibson Dunn. Advises on a wide range of financial services and compliance issues including advice on UK and EU regulatory developments, the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions and the on-going compliance obligations of financial services firms.