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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 […]

BVI commercial litigation In the digital age: Responding to COVID-19 nd beyond

By Alecia Johns, Andrew Hay The Covid-19 pandemic is the single most globally impactful event for decades. It is no surprise that, as in most fields, the functioning of courts has warranted urgent and necessary adaptation in its wake. The pandemic has accelerated modernisation towards electronic filings and virtual hearings across the world. The BVI […]

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Madrid in push to become serious international arbitration player

Madrid has kicked off a campaign intended to make the city a seat for international arbitration. The Spanish capital’s efforts to establish itself as a leading global player comes as international arbitration starts to establish itself as the favoured choice for resolving cross-border disputes. Spain’s Ministry of Justice, which is based in Madrid, seized the […]

Foreign & Commonwealth Office IT deal goes to FFW

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has fended off Bird & Bird, DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons to win a mandate to advise the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) on its website development project. FFW beat rival FCO panel firms during a competitive tender process. It is the firm’s fourth mandate for the FCO, which keeps its […]

Linklaters gears up for Italy push

Linklaters is set to move to larger offices in Milan – a sign that the firm is about to embark on an aggressive expansion strategy in Italy. The magic circle firm signed a lease with property developer Tishman Speyer to rent a 2,600sq m space in the five-storey building on via Santa Margherita. It is […]

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