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GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

Coronavirus: Update of public calamity situation in Angola

Presidential Decree no. 229/20 of 8 September 2020 has been published and its aim is to reassess the measures imposed by Presidential Decree no. 142/20, considering the evolution of the epidemiological situation. The new decree renews most of the measures already in force, although it also eases some restrictions.

Romania: Public procurement and self-cleaning of cartel members

In Romania, companies that commit severe professional misconduct are excluded from participation in public procurement procedures. Yet, these companies have received some good news recently thanks to a common opinion issued by the Romanian National Agency for Public Procurement (“ANAP”) and the national Competition Council (the “Common Opinion”). In this article we analyse the clarifications introduced by the Common Opinion on how self-cleaning can be achieved by blacklisted companies.

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Washington DC firm Arnold & Porter has strengthened its relationship with BAE Systems after the firm scooped its first corporate instruction for the UK defence giant. Arnold & Porter, which has historically advised BAE on Ministry of Defence and IP matters, was brought in to handle the due diligence relating to the company’s acquisition of […]

The Lawyer’s charities choice – six of the best

Readers this week have the opportunity to help us choose which charities The Lawyer will support. At The Lawyer Awards in June you raised a record £63,000 for our two chosen charities. We hope to be able to raise even more at next year’s event. So please vote online for one of the following six […]

T-Mobile reshuffles legal post-Chain

T-Mobile is restructuring its legal department following the departure of its longstanding general counsel. Julia Chain, general counsel at T-Mobile for six years, as well as being company director, is leaving on 1 October to join legal specialists Jomati Consultants to provide strategic advice to in-house lawyers. Her role will be taken by her deputy […]

Caribbean Court of Justice set to replace Privy Council

From November, the Privy Council in London will cease to be the final court of appeal for Caribbean members of the Commonwealth, bringing to an end one of the final vestiges of the British Empire. It will be replaced by a new court, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), based in Trinidad. The CCJ will […]

Letters of the law

Collyer-Bristow pulled off a bit of a coup last week, signing up Richard Butler’s Roger Parker and Olympic gold medal winner Ben Ainslie as its new postmen. Unfortunately, despite Parker’s experience in running a big City firm, he wasn’t up to the task and was removed from his post after only one day. Apparently, he […]

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