COVID-19 UK Weekly Webinar – April 27, 2020

April 27, 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:

  • Updates on financial support measures for UK businesses
  • The pandemic’s effect on the oil and gas market, including the crash in the oil price and key issues facing the industry
  • Emerging issues in international trade

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.

Amar Madhani: A senior associate in the London Corporate M&A practice group of Gibson Dunn. Mr. Madhani’s practice focuses on general corporate and corporate finance transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and equity capital markets transactions.

Mitasha Chandok: A senior corporate associate in the Oil and Gas practice group. Ms. Chandok’s experience includes cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and project development, routinely advising clients in the energy, natural resources and related infrastructure sectors.

Patrick Doris: A partner in the Disputes Resolution practice group of Gibson Dunn. Mr. Doris’ practice covers a wide range of disputes, including white-collar crime, internal and regulatory investigations, contentious antitrust matters, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, administrative law challenges against governmental decision-making before the UK and EU courts, public international law and commercial human rights law matters.