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After Covid-19: Return to work and the “new normal”

COVID-19 has left the whole world shaken. There’s a lot of debate going on about how soon life will return to normal, and whether things will ever be quite the same as used to be. Certainly the ‘post COVID19 return to work’ is a hot topic right now, particularly after recent advice from the UK Government.

Government makes it easier for manufacturers to offer PPE on the European market

Following a European Commission Recommendation published on 13 March 2020 (EC Recommendation), the government have taken steps to relax regulatory requirements in relation to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the pandemic. The changes enable manufacturers to place PPE on the market more quickly in an effort to meet the ever increasing demand […]

Angola: banking regulations 2020

The Angolan banking system now comprises 26 banks, it being widely agreed that Angola’s banking institutions will need to continue their consolidation over the next few years – particularly considering that Angolan banking institutions still have a high rate of nonperforming loans (NPLs), despite the 5% reduction in 2018, and are being required to comply with international best practices and standards issued by the Basel Committee on banking supervision.

Changes in the real estate landscape

The past week has seen significant changes for all involved in real estate. This article summaries the key points owners and their advisors need to know.


Stephenson Harwood adds Paris finance nous

Stephenson Harwood has bolstered its Paris office, swooping on White & Case to hire banking and asset finance specialist Edward CampbellCampbell, a senior associate at White & Case, joins Stephensons as a partner. Richard Pearson, managing partner of Stephensons’ Paris office, said: “Hiring [Campbell] works for two reasons: it gives us the opportunity to develop […]

Weil Gotshal challenges French decree for Ryanair

Ryanair is turning to Weil Gotshal & Manges in the low-cost airline’s latest spat with the French government. Weil Gotshal’s Paris head of competition, Cyrille Couadou, is leading the team for Ryanair, which has lodged an action in France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État, to overturn a recently enacted local labour decree. It requires foreign […]

Sullivan takes Emmerson from Milbank

Sullivan & Cromwell has raided Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy for leading mergers and acquisitions partner Tim Emmerson. Emmerson, who joined the firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2003, will join Sullivan’s London office during the first quarter of 2007. William Plapinger, coordinator of Sullivan & Cromwell’s European offices and managing partner of the firm’s […]

International Stars: World-shakers

Another display of excellence: to accompany The Hot 100, The Lawyer reveals the 40 lawyers who have been making the biggest waves outside the UK. As the profession’s globalists, these lawyers will help shape 2007 This week’s issue of The Lawyer brings with it The Hot 100. It is a celebration of excellence in all […]

Keeping career structures up to date

There has long been a healthy debate within the profession about the most appropriate career structure for firms, often boiling down to a stark choice between an ‘up or out’ policy or one that incorporates ‘plateaued’ senior managers. Inevitably different firms with different cultures and different business models require different staffing structures, but the changing […]

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