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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.


Cabin pressure for Virgin Atlantic’s GC

Working in the airline business is no flight of fancy. When Julian Homerstone landed a GC job at Virgin Atlantic he must have known it would be quite the ride – the airline now flies 5.5 million passengers a year to 35 destinations worldwide. “That is the type of company that Richard [Branson] runs – […]

Quinn wins again

No wonder the world’s top firms have been bulking up in litigation and arbitration. Since 2011 the total revenue generated by the top 50 litigation firms has grown by $1.5bn (£900m) – a rise of 14 per cent over the period. Since 2008, when we began tracking global litigation revenue, the total has grown by […]

Conyers provides British Virgin Islands advice to Atlantis on syndicated loan

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided BVI advice to Atlantis The Palm and Atlantis The Palm Holding Company on an $880m (£540m) syndicated loan. Banks involved in providing the loan include Barclays, HSBC, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Union National Bank and Emirates NBD. Audrey Robertson and […]


The return of the Manchester scene

As the city enjoys a boom, its foremost legal firms are poaching each other’s staff Confirmation that Irwin Mitchell’s commercial litigation chief John Lord will be joined by five partners and 24 staff in his move to TLT highlights the continuing fluidity of the Manchester market. Lord joined Irwin Mitchell to head up the Manchester […]

Global litigation: it’s all about the money

Today sees the publication of The Lawyer’s annual Global Litigation Top 50, our annual analysis of which of the world’s largest firms are generating the most fee income from disputes. To put this into context, this is a $24.35bn market we’re talking about. Topping the charts this year with a total disputes revenue of $1.09bn […]

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