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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.


Herbert Smith tops M&A rankings with help from Sanofi-Synthelabo

Herbert Smith is at the top of Mergermarket’s announced European M&A league tables by value for the first time, partly thanks to its role on the first quarter’s mega-deal Sanofi-Synthelabo’s €53bn (£35.36bn) hostile bid for Aventis. The hostile bid, which could create the world’s third-largest pharmaceutical company, has dominated the deals-by-value tables, with 16 law […]

Morgan Lewis shakes up London management

Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ London head of international litigation and arbitration has become the new managing partner for the UK office. It is understood that Robert Goldspink is taking over the post from Peter Wallace, a business transactions specialist who is also regional co-ordinating partner for Europe and a member of Morgan Lewis’ advisory board. […]

Matrix spreads its web over Hailsham barristers

Hailsham Chambers has lost a tranche of barristers to Matrix Chambers’ burgeoning competition practice. The group of four EU/competition experts includes Professor Takis Tridimas, chair of a group established by the EU Council of Ministers to draft the accession treaty with the 10 new member states. Also hailing from a strong academic background are new […]

Spell heck

Tulkinghorn has just caught wind of a rather massive faux pas occurring at one of the US’s finest London-based firms. A rather hapless paralegal was required to write an essay as part of his paralegal course. Unfortunately for him, the essay was centred on a judgment by the revered Lord Bingham, and naturally Bingham was […]

Tarlo Lyons discrimination case settles

A former Tarlo Lyons corporate partner who accused the firm of sexual discrimination today (March 30) settled her case at a London employment tribunal. Sarah Collins was made redundant at the start of 2003 after five years as a salaried partner at Tarlo Lyons. Collins claimed she had been sacked only two hours after telling […]

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