COVID-19 UK Weekly Webinar – May 18, 2020

May 18, 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:

  • Legal considerations of the UK Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown measures
  • Return to work?: A discussion of some of the issues employers will have to navigate
  • The impact of COVID-19 on warranty and indemnity insurance policy terms and process

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.

Harriet Codd: A trainee in the Labour and Employment practice group.

Heather Gibbons: An associate in the Labour and Employment practice group. Specialising in all aspects of UK employment law, Heather has a broad range of experience in contentious, transactional and general advisory employment law.

Patrick Hennessy: An of counsel in the Corporate Transactional, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Real Estate practice groups. Mr. Hennessy has extensive experience advising clients in the U.K., across Europe and Asia on a wide range of corporate matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, disposals, leveraged buy-outs and joint ventures.