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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.


Osborne Clarke poaches pensions partner

Osborne Clarke is poaching a partner from Liverpool firm Davies Wallis Foyster to expand its pension unit. Kate Ive will be based in Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office, where she will join the firm’s two other pensions partners – Paul Matthews who was appointed a partner in May, and head of the unit Mark Womersley. Gordon […]


Herbert Smith acted for HM Treasury on setting up Partnerships UK

Brobecks poaches Watsons corporate lawyer

US technology law firm, Brobeck Hale and Dorr has poached corporate finance specialist Richard Eaton from Watson Farley & Williams and made him a partner in the London office. He recently participated in the flotation of TPSA (Polish Telecom) on the London Stock Exchange and represented SDX Business Systems plc in a public takeover by […]

Case of the week

The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) has been accused of sexism after letting former training manager Judy Owen (pictured) know who wears the trousers in the office. Owen, who was ordered to change into a skirt after arriving for her first day at work in trousers, is taking the PGA to an employment tribunal alleging sex […]

…as legal head goes to Barclays

Henderson Investors’ head of legal and compliance has left to join Barclays after five years at the company. Mark Phythion-Adams is joining Barclays’ private banking unit as head of risk and compliance and will begin work at the department on 15 November. Jeremy Ogden, legal director in retail financial services at Barclays, says the move […]

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