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GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

Coronavirus: Update of public calamity situation in Angola

Presidential Decree no. 229/20 of 8 September 2020 has been published and its aim is to reassess the measures imposed by Presidential Decree no. 142/20, considering the evolution of the epidemiological situation. The new decree renews most of the measures already in force, although it also eases some restrictions.

Romania: Public procurement and self-cleaning of cartel members

In Romania, companies that commit severe professional misconduct are excluded from participation in public procurement procedures. Yet, these companies have received some good news recently thanks to a common opinion issued by the Romanian National Agency for Public Procurement (“ANAP”) and the national Competition Council (the “Common Opinion”). In this article we analyse the clarifications introduced by the Common Opinion on how self-cleaning can be achieved by blacklisted companies.



Osborne Clarke to set up shop in Amsterdam

Osborne Clarke is to launch an office in Amsterdam in the New Year, marking the firm’s fourth international opening with a year.  The new base will open focus on the digital business sector initially, with plans to expand into real estate and renewables over the next financial year. No head has been decided as yet […]


Fox International Channels appoints Asia Pacific general counsel

Fox International Channels (FIC) has appointed Francis Chang as its senior vice-president legal and business affairs and general counsel for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Chang commenced his new position at the company on 2 December, after relocating from Canada to Hong Kong. He was previously a partner in the Vancouver office of Canadian […]

Chinese investment picking up speed

UK prime minister David Cameron’s current visit to China could potentially see China investing in the hotly-debated $50bn High Speed 2 rail line project, and Chinese investment into the UK picking up speed in general. But even before Cameron’s trip, Chinese money has been pouring into Great Britain and has been keeping City firms’ corporate […]

China amends trademark law: practical implications for brand owners

By Horace Lam and Edward Chatterton China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its Trademark Law will come into force on 1 May 2014. This gives brand owners just a few months to come to grips with the practical implications of the new law. Under the existing law, if an opponent is unsuccessful in opposition proceedings before […]

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