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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.


Olswang handles unique film finance template for Slingshot

Olswang has advised on a film financing programme that has seen a new UK digital film company release its first movie. The firm secured a groundbreaking new profit-share structure for 18-month-old film business Slingshot Productions, leading to the acclaimed newly released film Sugarhouse. Traditionally film financing structures have seen financiers recoup their investments and take […]

Banking and Finance

There are three giants in the London finance market: Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters, and all had a successful year during the boom. There are three giants in the London finance market:Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters, and all had a successful year during the boom. But outside the top […]

Rothschilds scoops Speechly partner to head trust business

Rothschild Private Banking and Trust has appointed former Speechly Bircham partner Andrew Penney as a managing director and head of the trust business’s London office. This marks a return to the company for Penney, who spent six years at Rothschild Trust before joining Speechly Bircham in 2001. Penney, who worked in Speechly Bircham’s private client […]

Hunton boosts Brussels with Commission hire

Hunton & Williams has boosted its competition practice, hiring Robert Klotz from the European Commission for its Brussels office. Klotz has served out a 12-year career in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, and most recently worked in the energy and water unit. He specialises in antitrust litigation under Articles 81 and 82 within the […]

Frawley to serve second term as Taylor Wessing chief

Taylor Wessing yesterday (30 August) re-elected Michael Frawley for a second term as the managing partner of its UK arm. It is the first time that a managing partner has been appointed for two terms at the firm. Frawley stood unopposed for the role after senior partner Martin Winter opened the election process last month. […]

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