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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.

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A breath of fresh Aer

Lawyers are breathing a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal judgment in Aer Lingus pushed the limits for contribution claims. Neil Jamieson reports At the heart of many professional indemnity disputes, especially those involving lawyers, are claims for contribution. Often these will be against other professionals – accountants, surveyors, bankers or other lawyers […]

Law Society falls short on service level

The Law Society is failing to support the needs of a significant number of the solicitors that it represents, according to new research. More than a third (40 per cent) of law firms claim the society meets few or none of their needs. A quarter (26 per cent) of individual solicitors in private practice feel […]

US firms’ profits reach all-time high on back of M&A bonanza

Global exclusive: top 20 US firms’ revenues and profits for 2005 revealed; seven firms break the billion-dollar barrier Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has broken through the $1.5bn (£858m) threshold for the first time, as the US firm’s continued expansion saw revenue rise by 10 per cent in 2005. Skadden New York-based M&A partner […]

Herbies visits Australia to sound out new recruits

Herbert Smith is kicking off a recruitment drive down under for Australian corporate and finance associates. The firm has sent corporate partners Greg Mulley and Chris Parsons, along with global relationship partner Richard Fleck and finance partner Alexander Currie, to Australia to raise its profile with local firms, clients and potential new recruits. Corporate partner […]

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