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Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.

Covid-19: Returning to work – meeting your legal health and safety obligations

Key points: HSE receives 10% increase in its budget to support employers in ensuring a safe return to work Government guidance advises businesses to publish Coronavirus Risk Assessment on their website, with businesses who have over 50 workers “expected to do so” HSE will do spot inspections of workplaces to ensure employees are working safely […]

Furlough and redundancy: Jurisdictional comparison for Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey

The governments of Ireland, Guernsey and Jersey have created payroll co-funding/subsidy schemes in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The rules and eligibility criteria are different in each jurisdiction, as are the laws on furlough, variation of terms, redundancy and collective consultation. In this advisory, we have sought to help businesses with employees in one or more of these jurisdictions to understand the nuances and distinctions that exist under the respective laws.


Gibson Dunn on bailout plan: act now

President Bush today (Friday 3 October) signed a historic bill aimed at bailing out ailing US financial institutions and providing assistance to financially stretched homeowners. The $700bn financial rescue package was approved earlier today by the US Congress less than a week after a previous version had been rejected. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher was among […]


Yushchenko spells out Ukraine vision at Chadbourne

New York was gridlocked last Tuesday when US firm Chadbourne & Parke hosted a lunch in honour of Ukraine president Viktor Yushchenko. The staunchly pro-Western Yushchenko was in town for the UN General Assembly, the cause of the mid-town logjam. As The Lawyer’s cabbie explained: “Bush is in town, man, everything’s packed.” Having eventually made […]


Cobbetts to cut 40 jobs

Cobbetts is to axe up to 40 fee-earners in response to the worsening economic climate. The news comes just weeks after the firm announced that six lawyers were being made redundant in the domestic conveyancing and professional support departments. Managing partner Michael Shaw said the job losses were the result of firm-wide review of services. […]

The main man: Focus on Rodgin Cohen

He advised Lehman Brothers right up to the bitter end, then switched sides to Barclays for the assets selloff. Matt Byrne charts Sullivan & Cromwell senior partner Rodgin Cohen’s amazing year. “It sounds like I’m over-stating it but in one or two years, when they write the book on this, when they do the movie, […]

Former Tesco counsel joins Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway” />Tesco’s former trading law and technical head Stephen Campbell has joined Ward Hadaway to head its environmental team. Ward ­Hadaway head of property and planning Neil Robson said bringing Campbell on board was a “real coup” for the firm. Campbell added that the North East was becoming the place to be for the […]

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