Herbert Smith Freehills becomes second foreign firm to launch in Malaysia

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has secured a qualified foreign law firm (QFLF) licence from Malaysia’s Bar Council, meaning it is set to become just the second foreign firm to establish an office in the country.

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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.


Playtech hires BLP client relationship partner as new GC

Gambling and financial trading company Playtech has appointed its Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) client relationship partner Alex Latner as general counsel. BLP is retaining its advisory capacity with the relationship now being handled by corporate partners Gareth Jones and Benjamin Lee. Latner replaces had David McLeish, who joined Wiggin at the start of 2016 and […]

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