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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.


Weil Gotshal signing

US firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has signed leading Brussels-based telecomms lawyer David Cantor to head the European part of its growing telecomms practice. The firm brought Cantor – European counsel to major international telecomms and mass media companies – on board last month. SA chair appointed Paisner & Co partner Michael Polonsky has been […]

Professional help

For the most part, UK law firms with more than 25 partners will either have already taken the decision to hire professional help to assist with their marketing, or have it on the agenda. But firms sometimes bring professional marketing expertise on board without having first worked out what they want. Unless the firm has […]

A fine art

Maclay Murray & Spens has been the main sponsor of the Royal Scottish Academy for nearly ten years. We are also involved in the sponsorship of events in the Edinburgh International Festival, such as the 1994 production of Torquato Tasso and the International Book Festival. Two years ago, the firm sponsored the exhibition of Degas […]

In brief: Kilroy-Silk on war-path against Tory MP

TV host and former Labour MP Robert Kilroy-Silk has issued a writ for libel against Conservative MP Warren Hawksley, through law firm Compton Carr. The legal action follows remarks made by Hawksley about Kilroy-Silk in a press release and also in the local press, following problems experienced by the MP in attempting to attend a […]

City players get chance to form own chambers

CITY solicitors are being offered the chance to work alongside other specialist sole practitioners in a customised solicitor’s chambers venture launched last week. The City Solicitors’ Chambers, in Mansell Street, is based on a similar venture also established by solicitor Anton Alexander five years ago in north west London. But the new operation, based on […]

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