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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.

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Week Ten: The Apprentice analysed…

Things are hotting up on The Apprentice with Sir Alan putting the remaining wannabes under intense pressure. In week 10 of the show Britain’s most belligerent boss sent the five candidates to a television shopping channel where they had to pick and sell products to a live audience. Debra excelled and won a special mention […]

Thirteen opt to defer Dentons training contracts

Thirteen future Denton Wilde Sapte trainees have taken up the firm’s offer of a payment of up to £10,000 to defer for 12 months. The firm originally contacted all future London trainees, who were due to start in September 2009, March 2010, March 2011 or September 2011 in April, inviting them to defer their start […]

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Eversheds PEP falls by 27 per cent as revenue drops to £366m

The financial cost of funding three rounds of redundancies has seen Eversheds’ average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure drop by 26.8 per cent over the last year while revenues have fallen by six per cent. The firm’s PEP figure fell from £552,000 in 2007-08 to £404,000 during the last financial year. Turnover dropped from […]

Former Linklaters lawyer joins Romanian spin-off

Linklaters’ Eastern European spin-off firm ­Kinstellar has expanded its Romania practice by hiring a former Linklaters lawyer. Jason Mogg Bogdan Bibicu, who was a banking associate in Linklaters’ London office between 2005 and 2006, joins as a partner and head of banking and finance in Bucharest. Immediately prior to ­taking the post at Kinstellar, Bibicu […]

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