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Switzerland – restructuring and insolvency activity

The Swiss federal government’s Expert Group expects Switzerland’s GDP to fall by 1.5 per cent in 2020, down from previous expectations in December 2019 that predicted a rise of 1.3 per cent, mainly because of covid-19.

Romania – Consumer protection updates in the audio-visual media field

In November 2018, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union enacted the Directive (EU) 2018/1808 amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination on certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administration in Member States concerning the provision of audio-visual media services in view of changing market realities (the “Audio-Visual Media Services Directive”).

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Norton Rose Fulbright calls time on four-day week scheme

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) is suspending its use of the temporary Flex scheme just five months after asking employees to work a four-day week to protect jobs. The Lawyer can reveal that the suspension will come into force at the end of this week and will apply to all members of staff in the firm’s […]

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DWF kicks off fourth restructuring exercise in as many months

DWF has started yet another redundancy round, with the intended cuts this time affecting the firm’s secretarial workforce. Just days after it wrapped a consultation around business services that resulted in the loss of about 10 roles, the listed firm is now looking to cut positions across its secretarial and administrative base. A spokesperson for the […]

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Addleshaws real estate redundancy consultation begins

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a redundancy consultation in its UK real estate practice, with 22 lawyers’ roles at risk. The firm confirmed that up to 22 roles will be cut across its UK offices, with Brexit and Covid-19 putting an end to any plan of filling spare capacity in its real estate team. Though it […]

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