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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.



Careful diversity is Scottish firm Henderson Boyd’s route to continued strong performance “It’s a tough time for professional services firms, and this year we’ve bucked the trend and have been busier than we’ve ever been, particularly in the corporate area,” says Henderson Boyd Jackson managing partner Philip Dacker. “There aren’t many other Scottish law firms […]


Lovells hikes M&A market with Littlewoods instruction The struggling M&A market last week saw a glimmer of hope as Lovells helped sell off retailer Littlewoods to the reclusive billionaire Barclay brothers. The deal, which signals the end of the Moores family’s 80-year ownership of Littlewoods, is worth £750m and adds to Sir David and Sir […]

The lone rearranger

The doyen of corporate restructuring is now at Nomura. Dearbail Jordan talks to Richard Gitlin about Maxwell, the IMF and being big in Japan Culture is an important issue for Richard Gitlin. The former Bingham McCutchen partner quietly glides into the office within the rabbit warren that is Nomura’s London branch and perches on the […]

Non-lawyer takes exec post at Simpson Grierson

New Zealand firm Simpson Grierson has appointed a new executive director. Non-lawyer David Graham comes from AT Kearney, where he has held a number of international strategic roles. He has also previously worked at Telecom New Zealand and Fletcher Challenge.

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