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How to unlock value hidden in your contracts

By unlocking the value hidden within your contracts, your legal team can help reduce costs, release value and even increase revenue to your organisation. And it’s never been more important. Access the free guide and deliver critical business value by following the link further down.

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.



Michael Wachtel, Watson Farley & Williams

If you were stranded on a desert island, what two luxury items would you take?Cold beer and suntan oil. What was your first-ever job?I actually had three ­simultaneous first jobs: delivering papers before school, washing dishes in my lunch hour and ­cleaning a garage forecourt after school. Far more lucrative than homework. What was your […]

Gómez-Acebo defies economic crisis with 12 per cent turnover hike

Spanish firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados has posted a 12 per cent jump in turnover to hit e61.1m (£54.83m). The firm has grown strongly since undertaking a strategic review of its ­business with consultants Accenture in 2007. It broke the ;e50m ;(£44.87m) turnover barrier for the first time in 2008, growing by 15 per cent […]

Dechert cuts 19 lawyers in the US

Dechert has announced that it is laying off 19 lawyers across its US network of offices. In a statement today a Dechert spokeswoman confirmed: “The firm is laying off 19 lawyers in the US, primarily due to a reduction in demand that has affected most if not all of the legal industry.” The lawyers are […]

Moves roundup: 16 February 2009

DWF has recruited new corporate partner Peter Allen from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, where he was an equity ­partner. He will be based in Manchester. MOVE OF THE WEEK DWF has recruited new corporate partner Peter Allen from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, where he was an equity ­partner. He will be based in Manchester. Allen […]

Bryan Cave adds to US woes with 134 layoffs

Bryan Cave has announced a round of lawyer and support staff layoffs, the latest in a string of US firms to reveal job cuts today. In addition to the job cuts, the firm has also confirmed that it will not increase its associate salaries for 2009. In a memo from firm chairman Don Lents, Bryan […]

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