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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.

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Herbies brings in diversity expert to appease client demands

Herbert Smith has recruited a permanent diversity consultant amid increasing requirements from potential clients to provide tangible evidence of a commitment to diversity issues. Carolyn Lee joined the silver circle firm last week as its inclusion manager. A former diversity consultant to German investment bank Deutsche Bank, Lee will be responsible for conducting diversity training […]

The Yank’s a plank

BCCI. Big case. Judgment splashed all over the newspapers on Thursday 13 April. Lawyers accused of mishandling the case, hefty costs blah, blah, blah. Here at Tulkinghorn Towers an assumption was made that ‘BCCI‘ could comfortably be used as shorthand for the rather clunky Three Rivers District Council & Ors v The Governor & Company […]

Clifford Chance kicks off Wembley litigation

Clifford Chance and Walker Morris began a long-awaited face-off in the High Court today as litigation over the construction of the new Wembley Stadium kicked off. Clifford Chance partner Alex Panayides is leading Australian builder Multiplex’s £60m claim against contractor Cleveland Bridge, which it says is partly responsible for delays to Wembley’s construction. Walker Morris’s […]

Eversheds German ally bags McDermott Munich partner

Eversheds German alliance partner Heisse Kursawe has scooped a team of corporate lawyers from McDermott Will & Emery for its Munich office. Jörg Kretschmer, who joined Heisse Kursawe earlier this week, is one of the founding members of McDermott’s Munich office, which opened in 2002. He has been followed from the US firm by one […]

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