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How to unlock value hidden in your contracts

By unlocking the value hidden within your contracts, your legal team can help reduce costs, release value and even increase revenue to your organisation. And it’s never been more important. Access the free guide and deliver critical business value by following the link further down.

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.


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Garrigues turnover continues downward trend as 14 made up

Turnover at Europe’s largest independent firm, Garrigues, has fallen by 1.7 per cent between 2011/12 and 2012/13, with revenues for the financial year ending on 31 August slipping to €331.9m (£284.5m). The drop is smaller than the downturn reported by the Iberian firm in 2012, when turnover was down 5 per cent to €337.6m (30 […]


Job Watch: Commercial litigation

It is hardly a secret that litigators have been doing a roaring trade since the economic downturn, largely thanks to financial institutions trying to dig themselves out of regulatory tight spots. But, as the market picks up and the financial furore begins to settle, are litigators still needed in their droves? “The market remains strong […]

China’s new wave of regulatory enforcement: what multinationals need to know

Since Xi Jiping became China’s leader this year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has seen the launch of an unprecedented, sweeping government campaign to tackle corruption. The wave of enforcement action against corrupt officials that started with the arrest of the enormously powerful former Chongqing party secretary, Bo Xilai, has since surged on. Most […]

Corporate manslaughter — a brief update

The Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007 facilitates the prosecution of corporate entities where a death is caused by their gross breach of a duty of care and senior management failings are a substantial element of the breach. The offence requires the following elements to be proved against the defendant organisation: the way in which […]

DLA Piper advises clients Jiangsu Eastern and Ningbo Ningshing on English High Court win

DLA Piper has successfully represented its clients Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industry Co, a large shipyard in China, and Chinese trading house Ningbo Ningshing International in a litigation case in the English High Court. The case related to a claim against both Jiangsu Eastern and Ningbo Ningshing (the sellers) in relation to two shipbuilding contracts with Primera Maritime (Hellas) for the […]

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