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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.

Coronavirus Angola: Measures on commercial activity

In the context of mitigating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the Ministry of Commerce has approved Executive Decree No. 143/ 20 of 9 April, which establishes a set of measures aimed at maintaining commercial activity across the whole country during the State of Emergency.

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Law opportunities: the bigger picture

Part two of Sue Eccleston’s report on the career options for lawyers who opt for something different Most lawyers’ career paths are plotted out as early as their second year at university. Yet for all the wide-eyed graduates embarking on a career in the law, few will achieve their original dream of partnership. Some, for […]

Freshfields’ Salz named as BBC vice chairman

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer senior partner Anthony Salz has emerged as vice chairman of the BBC. The surprise move sees Salz appointed to the role, working alongside chairman Michael Grade, for four years starting 1 August. He will continue in his role as co-senior partner at Freshfields alongside Konstantin Mettenheimer. Salz, who advised on the merger […]

EY Italian overhaul forces mass exodus and closures

EY Law Italy is in the final throes of a strategic review, which has seen several offices close, up to 50 lawyers depart and the realignment of key practice areas. The firm is set to close its single-partner Naples employment practice, after already winding up operations in Treviso and Genoa earlier this year. At the […]

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News from Hammonds, where the management elections last week took a back seat to the far more important auditions for ‘Hammonds Idol’. Guests at the annual summer party in Devonshire Square were invited to audition in front of a video camera for the firm’s very own version of reality show stalwart Pop Idol. A genius […]

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