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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.


London Mid-Market

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is a very different firm from what it was five years ago. Back then DWS was the twelfth-largest law firm in the UK, with offices across Asia and an extensive European network. Its peers were the likes of Ashurst, Norton Rose, Simmons & Simmons and SJ Berwin. The past five years […]

Restructuring capability becomes UK firms’ priority

UK firms are positioning their restructuring teams in anticipation of further market volatility, although a dearth of talent is hampering expansion. In the wake of the US sub-prime loan crisis, a number of magic and silver circle firms are preparing for an increased workload in the restructuring arena. Lovells restructuring partner Joe Bannister said: “We […]

Bryan Cave hires into UK class action team

US law firm Bryan Cave has begun ramping up its London class action practice with the hire of Olswang senior associate Irina Tymczyszyn. As reported on www.the (23 August), the firm claims to be the biggest US outfit in relation to running class actions on a day-to-day basis. London managing partner Anthony Fiducia said […]

Sets merge to become northern civil and family powerhouse

Northern sets Park Lane Chambers and Plowden Chambers are set to merge at the beginning of October. The enlarged set will go under the name of Park Lane Plowden and will have 65 members practising from offices in both Leeds and Newcastle. The set will be headed jointly by Jeremy Freedman of Newcastle-based Plowden and […]

Henry Davis York chief to retire after 20 years

Top Sydney law firm Henry Davis York (HDY) is to lose its managing partner Stephen Purcell, who is set to retire next year. Purcell, who has been at the firm for almost 20 years, said he is yet to approach the market in relation to future work, but will look for a leadership position in […]

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