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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.

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Bonelli’s new Rome office is fit for a king – and 30 more lawyers

Bonelli Erede Pappalardo has ditched its dual offices in Rome in preparation for a move into a single building at the end of November with space for 30 additional employees. Managing partner Alberto Saravalle said: “Formerly we had two separate offices in Rome. It simply made sense for everyone to be on the same premises. […]

Slaughters and Nabarro bag LandSecs demerger

Slaughter and May is advising Land Securities on corporate aspects of its three-way de-merger that the company announced yesterday (15 November). Corporate partner Gavin Brown will be leading the team, while Nabarro expects to be playing a “coordinating role on real estate” aspects of the reorganisation, according to relationship partner Nicholas Vergette. The UK’s largest […]

SJ berwin scores Nordic fund double

SJ Berwin has established Scandinavian funds for Industri Kapital and Segulah, with values of £1.16bn and £375m respectively. Industri Kapital’s previous fund was set up by Clifford Chance in 2002. SJ Berwin funds partner Nigel van Zyl said the firm was instructed on account of its “profile and position” in the funds market and was […]

Linklaters reunited with DIC after Freshfields conflicted out

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