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Combating both a No-deal Brexit and coronavirus restrictions – How to keep ahead

By Nick McEwen UK Businesses are well aware that they are facing the double challenge of Brexit and coronavirus whilst standing on the shifting sands of the ever-changing government stances relating to the twin perils with the consequential effect on their ability to do business. Agility is the key to survival when even sound contingency […]

Impact on the management of tax and social security obligations

By Tiago Marreiros Moreira, João Riscado Rapoula Are there any transitional social security measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? Regarding social security contributions to maintain jobs due to the impact of the COVID-19, the following measures were announced: Reduction of 1/3 of social security contributions due in March, April and May 2020; Payment of […]

New immigration rules for sportspeople

By Rachel Harvey, Ella Davis From 1 January 2021, free movement of European nationals will end, and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. Under the new system, all EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally which will completely transform the way in which EU migrants come to the UK to work. Under […]

Will COVID-19 change how we use our cities for the better?

By Jo McGuinness COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the occupation and use of our cities resetting the model of how we live and work. However, the key question is whether these changes will ultimately improve our quality of life and protect the environment in which we live? The end of the traditional commute […]

What are the chances of enforcing a foreign arbitral award or court judgment in Moldova? Recent developments & practical tips

By Vladimir Iurkovski Moldova is a member state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. It is also a UNCITRAL Model Law country when it comes to international and domestic arbitration. In addition, Moldova has several treaties on recognition and enforcement of foreign civil (commercial) judgments. Still, as […]

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Chepstow

Addleshaw Booth & Co has a longstanding relationship with Chester-based Barlows, the latest listed property company to take itself private. Barlows has been trading at 23 per cent discount to net asset value.`Corporate finance partner Richard Lee was instructed by a consortium including Richard Fildes, the chairman and managing director of Barlows, and fellow executive […]

Ahead of the game

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Leader

How times change. Collyer Bristow has just appointed a former client care manager as its chief executive, in the shape of Jonathan Fox, who was formerly at DLA.`Now I am sure that among some of the old school there will be a raised eyebrow or two about the fact that a marketeer is overseeing a […]

Hammond Suddards Edge

Hammond Suddards Edge is in the early stages of merger talks with Italian firm Rossotto e Associati. Hammonds has been trying to set up a European practice since leaving the Commercial Law Affiliates network six months ago. Hammonds hopes to announce the merger before the end of the year.

Ex-Hammonds litigation head joins Steptoe

Newly-merged transatlantic firm Steptoe & Johnson Rakisons is taking on the former head of litigation at Hammond Suddards Edge in Manchester. `Ian Meredith left the national firm at the end of November and was put on six months gardening leave. He resigned from the firm with a view to joining a US firm in London […]

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