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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.


Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless’ head of legal Dan Fitz is most definitely still a hands-on lawyer. He has spent the last six weeks in Hong Kong “intimately involved” in trying to get the necessary approvals from various regulatory authorities for the sale of the company’s Hong Kong division to Pacific Century Cyber Works. He says that […]

Flying away from the City

Despite being a global player, Airtours is keen to put its trust in North West firms. Dearbail Jordan reports. Airtours is a perfect example of why corporate and commercial lawyers in the North West deserve to be taken as seriously as those in London. This year alone, the travel giant has undertaken no less than […]

Brobeck Hale and Dorr sparks US assault on regional law firms

US firm Brobeck Hale and Dorr is taking three top partners from Morgan Cole to set up its office in Oxford. The technology giant is the first US firm in the UK to venture outside London, and has taken most of Morgan Cole’s Thames Valley corporate practice for the launch. Corporate partners Joe Pillman, Jonathan […]


The changing face of the transport and travel industry is opening up new avenues of business for external law firms with a wealth of expertise and the ability to keep pace. Tamzin Hindmarch reports. As the travel industry steps up a gear and starts moving into new world markets, the opportunities for law firms are […]

Eurotunnel to boost in-house to take on extra workload

Eurotunnel is looking for an extra three in-house lawyers to cope with a “substantial increase” in its workload, which has resulted from new investment to boost freight services. Head of legal Philip Dewast, based at Eurotunnel’s headquarters in France, says that he will be looking for new recruits to deal mainly with commercial and contract […]

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