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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

West of Scotland entering level 4: Implications and FAQs for hospitality businesses

As expected the First Minister announced that hospitality in the West of Scotland and in some Central and Eastern areas* will enter level 4 of the Protection Levels Framework for a three week period as of 6pm on Friday 20 November 2020 effectively locking down hospitality businesses and non-essential retail.

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It’s been a busy and slightly bizarre year on TheLawyer.com. 2016 has seen the biggest UK merger in recent history (CMS Nabarwang, as we still like to call it) and the trials of King & Wood Mallesons’ troubled European arm.

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DLA enters Chile through tie-up with local firm

DLA Piper has opened its doors in Chile thanks to a cooperation agreement with local firm Bahamondez Alvarez & Zegers (BAZ). The full service firm will operate in the country under the name BAZ/DLA Piper, adding 25 lawyers to DLA’s growing Latin America network. DLA global co-chairman Juan Picon said that BAZ is a “natural partner” […]

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