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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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Foley v Foley forces rebrand

Milwaukee-based firm Foley & Lardner is reviewing its shorthand moniker and marketing material following a trademark infringement dispute with Boston-based firm Foley Hoag. Foley Hoag sued Foley & Lardner last October for the use of the term ‘Foley’ in its marketing materials. However, a US federal district court dismissed the dispute earlier this month after […]

Corporate lawyers in-house hunting

The great corporate lawyer drought of 2006 continues. Word reaches The Lawyer that the extreme workloads are driving more and more junior lawyers to register with recruitment consultants for in-house work. Hays Legal in-house consultant Sam Baker says: “We’re absolutely swimming in people wanting to make the move to in-house work, more so than we’ve […]

Housing benefit

With a housing shortage, development has changed and the processes for the creation of infrastructure must modernise to keep up, say Stephen Ashworth and Janine Shaw There is no question that there is a housing shortage in the South East. What is less clear is how it should be addressed and whether the emerging infrastructure […]

DLA Piper brings in Motorola high-flyer

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has hired the Asia-Pacific general counsel of Motorola. Jeffery Tan, who was also the president of Motorola Singapore, joins the firm’s Singapore practice as a partner and will manage the corporate technology practice in South East Asia. Tan joins DLA Piper following 12 years at Motorola, where he was responsible […]

Provalis in-house lawyer axed following liquidation

Provalis’s sole in-house lawyer has been made redundant following the struggling company’s decision to put itself into liquidation. Legal director Lee Greenbury will be leaving the pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics business at the end of the September after eight years. Greenbury joined Provalis in July 1998 following a spell at high street chemist Boots. He will stay […]

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