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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.

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Lloyds Bank

Revealed: Lloyds puts litigation unit out to tender as in-house teams merge

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is pushing ahead with plans to outsource its retail & wealth and asset finance litigation teams amid changes to the structure of its legal department. The bank had been talking to panel firms about outsourcing the teams over the summer (29 July 2013), with Irwin Mitchell understood to be leading the […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 3rd November 2013

Cyber attacks and breaches of online security currently seem to be emerging faster than fireballs in a Godzilla film. Yet you don’t expect the UK government – let alone its justice ministry – to be caught with its pants down. Yet that’s exactly what happened when details of all 1,182 prisoners at Her Majesty’s Prison […]

The Liquidity Coverage Ratio proposal — questions and answers

On 24 October 2013, the Federal Reserve, followed on 30 October by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), released a proposed rule that would apply a Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) to certain US banking organisations. Currently, US banking regulations do not impose a quantitative liquidity requirement on […]

Co-op

Law firms get great value at the Co-op

Advisers get stuck into the disentangling task, to unhitch troubled bank from group ‘Here for you for life’ reads the Co-op’s slogan. It probably doesn’t feel quite that way for its legal advisers at the moment. As the Co-op Group and the Co-op Bank continue their elaborate £1.5bn disentangling effort, details are emerging of the […]

Clyde & Co’s China dreams

Clyde & Co has launched in China’s third city, Chongqing. However, other firms have found it a harder task to bulk up as the Chinese market can be challenging. You can read about their testing times by clicking on the links below. Clydes breaks new ground in China with Chongqing joint venture The China paradox […]

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