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GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

Coronavirus: Update of public calamity situation in Angola

Presidential Decree no. 229/20 of 8 September 2020 has been published and its aim is to reassess the measures imposed by Presidential Decree no. 142/20, considering the evolution of the epidemiological situation. The new decree renews most of the measures already in force, although it also eases some restrictions.

Romania: Public procurement and self-cleaning of cartel members

In Romania, companies that commit severe professional misconduct are excluded from participation in public procurement procedures. Yet, these companies have received some good news recently thanks to a common opinion issued by the Romanian National Agency for Public Procurement (“ANAP”) and the national Competition Council (the “Common Opinion”). In this article we analyse the clarifications introduced by the Common Opinion on how self-cleaning can be achieved by blacklisted companies.

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Much has been made of the legal services boom in Manchester, Bristol, Belfast and elsewhere.  The regions have historically generated substantial fees for three firms which have looked to transform into national and international beasts: DAC Beachcroft (DACB), DLA Piper, and Pinsents Masons. Yet, despite their strong regional roots, these three firms are increasingly looking […]

Ex-Leeds United director told to pay back millions to Middle East PE fund

A court ruling has ordered David Haigh, the former managing director of Leeds United FC, to repay millions to a Middle Eastern private equity fund. GFH Capital brought High Court proceedings against Haigh – who was also its former general counsel –  to enforce a decision made in 2018, which was upheld by Mr Justice […]

DLA Piper

DLA rescues crisis simulation service thwarted by Covid-19

DLA Piper has re-imagined a new crisis simulation training service that cost over £100,000 to deliver, after its launch was put in doubt due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The training service, called “DLA Piper Project Simulator”, was inspired by Carillion’s liquidation in 2017 and was one of the first products stemming out of the […]

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird halts pay reviews and splits bonuses

Bird & Bird has put salary reviews on hold, in the latest set of measures to contain the effects of coronavirus on its business flow. While reviews have been halted, the firm will reconsider them later in the year. In addition, management has decided to split its bonuses in half, awarding a first installment in […]

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