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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.



HowardKennedyFsi swaps West End for City in three-in-one office move

HowardKennedyFsi (HKFsi) has become the latest firm to move out of London’s West End, moving three of its offices to a 54,552 sq ft location in London Bridge.  The firm has agreed to a 15-year lease at No.1 London Bridge, where the staff from its three former offices will take up a 54,552 sq ft space […]


FSCS on track to rack up £30m in fees over Keydata collapse

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is on track to rack up £30m in legal fees after instructing Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) to recoup money it paid out following the collapse of the Keydata investment scheme.  The FSCS has been pursuing 820 financial advisers firms for £75m of the £400m it paid out in customer […]

Barrister S Chelvan’s DSSH model for LGBTI asylum claims is internationally recognised

Throughout May, No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan has provided training across Europe on his DSSH (difference, stigma, shame and harm) model for credibility assessment in LGBTI asylum claims. From 5–7 May, Chelvan provided training in Madrid to more than 100 delegates from NGOs as part of the CREDO project, co-organised by the ELENA network and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. […]

Conyers advises Adenium Capital on $26m solar power plant investment

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman legal advice to Adenium Capital on a $26m (£15m) solar investment by Adenium and Bright Group Investments in Jordan.  Adenium is an investment company specialising in the investment in and development of clean energy and alternative-energy-related sectors. Fawaz Elmalki of Conyers’ Dubai office advised on the matter, working […]


FCA succeeds in reversing stay in Operation Cotton trial

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has won its appeal against the stay in the high-cost fraud trial known as Operation Cotton, with the Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling that proceedings should resume. In a judgment handed down this morning (21 May) Sir Brian Leveson, the president of the Queen’s Bench Division, sitting with Lord Justices […]

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