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Coronavirus Angola: Measures on commercial activity

In the context of mitigating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the Ministry of Commerce has approved Executive Decree No. 143/ 20 of 9 April, which establishes a set of measures aimed at maintaining commercial activity across the whole country during the State of Emergency.

Resolving multi-party and multi-contract disputes

Which of the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC and SIAC rules, if any, is most adapted to resolving multi-party and multi-contract disputes? Multi-party arbitration may occur under the situations; (i) several parties to single contract “multi-party arbitration” and (ii) several parties to several contracts “multi-contract arbitration”. Due to the involvement of more than one party in the […]

Covid-19: Restriction of state court activity and alternative dispute resolution methods

By Vladimir Komarov The ” Black swan ” of coronavirus has already led such economic sectors as tourism, air transportation, hotel business, and non-food retail to a deep crisis. We can confidently predict that violations of contractual obligations, unilateral termination of contracts and other consequences of the disease and measures to combat it will affect […]

Bermuda amends national pension scheme – update #4

The amendments to section 24 of the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Act 1998 (“the NPS Act”) that expand the ability of members and former members of defined contribution pension plans and local retirement products to obtain limited refunds from their pension balances, will become operative on 1 June 2020.

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Ashurst replaces Green on management board

Ashurst replaces Green on management board” />Ashurst has elected a new member to its management board to replace former senior partner Geoffrey Green, who will launch the firm’s Hong Kong office in February (The Lawyer, 4 August 2008). London corporate and investment funds partner David Evans (pictured) has been appointed to the board for the […]

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Eversheds’ top earner got £860,000 in 2007-08

Eversheds‘ top earner got £860,000 in 2007-08″ />The highest-earning partner at Eversheds took home £860,000 in the 2007-08 financial year, an increase of more than £100,000 on the previous year, according to the firm’s LLP results. The average remuneration per partner grew by £4,000 to £351,000 during the period. The accounts reveal that the firm’s […]

Lovells trio to contest European leadership

Three Lovells Germany partners are standing to succeed Harald Seisler as Continental Europe head after Seisler stepped down from the role in early December. Munich-based corporate partner Christoph Hiltl is standing against Düsseldorf-based German tax head Christoph Kueppers and ­corporate partner Michael Leistikow. A Lovells spokesman said the firm’s partnership ­council will meet this week […]

Advisers feeling the heat as blame game gets underway

The legal fallout from the economic crisis will be more severe for professional advisers than ever before, professional indemnity lawyers have warned. It comes as The Lawyer revealed that scores of firms, including Eversheds and Fladgate Fielder, are facing professional negligence suits from disgruntled clients (The Lawyer, 5 January). “In the last recession developments in […]

Osborne Clarke revamps regional management

Osborne Clarke has revamped it management line up with the promotion of David Powell and Greg Leyshon to lead its Bristol and Thames Valley offices respectively. Property partner Powell will replace Mark Womersley as head of Bristol while corporate partner Leyshorn replaces banking partner Hugh Jones in the Thames Valley role. Both Jones and Wolmersley, […]

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