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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.

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Latham bets on London and New York in global promotions

Latham & Watkins has promoted five lawyers to partner in London, as part of a bumper round of 33 worldwide. This is following last year’s big bet for London when Latham promoted more lawyers in the City than any other of its offices. This year, the London office has gained as many partners as New […]

Paul Hastings to exit Milan as final partners quit

Paul Hastings is set to close its doors in Milan for good, The Lawyer understands, as its office managing partner leaves for the Italian arm of a rival US firm. Bruno Cova, the corporate partner who is in charge of Paul Hastings office, is understood to be joining Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr […]

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Weil replenishes tax ranks after Kirkland exit

Ten months after Weil Gotshal & Manges lost one of its London tax lawyers to Kirkland & Ellis, the firm has added a new partner to the group from Vinson & Elkins. Jenny Doak will make the shift from Vinson & Elkins to Weil Gotshal after nearly eight years at the former, where she joined […]

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Willkie adds another Kirkland alumnus in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has picked up another lawyer from Kirkland & Ellis for its London office, this time from the firm’s debt finance department. Ashley Young will join Willkie at the end of November. Young had been at Kirkland for eight years, joining its Hong Kong office in 2011 from Allen & Overy, where […]

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Watson Burton’s 208 years in Newcastle ends in merger with Weightmans

National firm Weightmans has acquired a regional player in the North of England, in a move that will enable it to set up shop in Newcastle for the first time. Weightmans has bought Watson Burton, which has offices in Newcastle, Leeds and London. The deal went live today and sees Weightmans take on 64 new […]

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