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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.


…as the firm boosts corporate tax in Berlin

The Berlin office of Hammond Suddards Edge has hired corporate tax lawyer Jens Uwe Hinder from German auditing firm Schmidt in a move that will give the office a new capability in corporate tax law.Hammonds opened in Berlin and Munich in April 2001, just prior to its approval of the merger with Paris firm Hausmann […]

BLP plans to boost hospitality with star hire from Garretts

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) hopes to gain a string of new leisure and hospitality clients after hiring a high-profile hotels partner from Andersen Legal’s disbanded law firm Garretts.Andrew Little is a former general counsel for Holiday Inns International and was a partner in Field Fisher Waterhouse’s highly-rated leisure team before joining Garretts in 1997 to […]

Disability Rights Commission takes on QC

The Disability Rights Commission has appointed leading employment barrister Robin Allen QC as a special legal adviser to the European Commission’s legal committee. Allen is a member of Cloisters chambers. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Discrimination Law Association and chair of the Bar Pro Bono Unit. First revealed on […]

Charles Russell shakes up equity

Charles Russell has restructured its equity partners’ remuneration package after an impressive financial year.The firm’s turnover rose by 17 per cent and profits per partner went up 9 per cent. Previously, equity partners received an extra £20,000 for each year spent on the lockstep, up to a maximum of six years. They will now receive […]

Equant Group legal chief defects to SJ Berwin

SJ Berwin has hired Equant Group’s chief counsel for western Europe Maurice Murphy for its commercial department. Murphy has spent the last 10 years in the telecoms industry working for companies including National Grid, Energis, Mercury Communications and Bell Cable Media. Murphy is an Irish-qualified barrister and will be made up to partner at SJ […]

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