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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

West of Scotland entering level 4: Implications and FAQs for hospitality businesses

As expected the First Minister announced that hospitality in the West of Scotland and in some Central and Eastern areas* will enter level 4 of the Protection Levels Framework for a three week period as of 6pm on Friday 20 November 2020 effectively locking down hospitality businesses and non-essential retail.

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BLG’s summer of leave

Poor Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has not had the ‘summer of love’ the firm really needed. Yet another member of its family has left the fold. BLG’s financial services regulatory chief Chris Warren-Smith upped sticks and left for US firm Fulbright & Jaworski. See story. Warren-Smith is just one more in a line of […]

A&O launches IMI probe

Allen & Overy (A&O) is advising IMI, one of the UK’s biggest engineering groups, on an internal corruption investigation. IMI kick-started the internal investigation after suspecting some of its sales agents in South East Asia, East Asia and the Middle East were offering sweeteners to the company’s customers. The magic circle firm will be working […]

Camerons suffers further exit pain

CMS Cameron McKenna has been hit by another partner departure, with the London office of Missouri-headquartered Shook Hardy & Bacon picking up commercial partner Mark Tyler. •CMS Cameron McKenna has been hit by another partner departure, with the London office of Missouri-headquartered Shook Hardy & Bacon picking up commercial partner Mark Tyler. Tyler marks Camerons’ […]

Legal claims leave Rusal float in the balance

Legal woes might yet scupper the £3.75bn London flotation of Rusal, the aluminium giant. It emerged over the weekend that the Russian conglomerate was in talks with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) over potential claims the company might face in the future. One potential problem could be from businessman Michael Cherney, a Russian living in […]

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