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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.


Linnells takes first step to German friendship

Oxford firm courts lower-end work from Macfarlanes’ German friend Nörr Stiefenhofer Oxford-based Linnells is planning to increase its European presence by developing links with German firm Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz.The two firms are hosting a joint seminar, which Linnells hopes will raise the firm’s international profile and build on its current relationship with Nörr Stiefenhofer.Three partners […]

Last year Berryman Shacklock lost an office, but turnover remains healthy

Last year Berryman Shacklock lost an office, but turnover remains healthy Nottingham firm Berryman Shacklock has had a busy couple of years. In November 1999, Berryman & Co merged with Shacklocks, creating one of the largest firms in the East Midlands. It then had 17 partners. Just one year later, the Mansfield office of Shacklocks, […]

Deals summary

Linklaters & Alliance’s Singapore office Linklaters Allen & Gledhill (Philip Badge, Nick Syson, Charles Dunn) advised the Singapore branch of Crédit Lyonnais on the $20m (£13.67m) restructuring of the debt in Samart Corporation Public Company in Thailand. Samart was advised in-house. Ashurst Morris Crisp (Nick Avery) advised Bank of Scotland on a £50m debt financing […]

Death tolls

After the recent CPS decision not to prosecute over the Paddington rail crash, Jon Robins asks: will a new corporate killing law quench the public’s thirst for justice? Or would it be impossible to hold an individual person accountable? Christian is leading the legal action on behalf of the families of the 31 passengers who […]

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