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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.


Disclosure to beneficiaries: in the matter of the B Family Trust [2013] JRC136

This case is a useful refresher on the topic of provision of information by a trustee to a beneficiary. The representor, B, sought disclosure of information in relation to two trusts of which she believed she was a beneficiary. The facts are relatively straightforward, although readers of the accountancy and legal press (or indeed, the […]

Clifford Chance London

Top level exits continue as BLP tax litigation head joins Clifford Chance

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) contentious tax head Liesl Fichardt has become the latest partner exit the firm after being hired by Clifford Chance. Fichardt will join the magic circle firm as a partner in the London tax practice. She focuses on tax litigation and has advised many organisations and high net worth individuals on a […]

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McCann FitzGerald turns to Arthur Cox for corporate hire

McCann FitzGerald has picked up a corporate partner from rival Arthur Cox in a rare lateral hire between two of Ireland’s biggest firms. Conor O’Dwyer joins McCanns as the firm also shifts banking partner Ronan Molony into its corporate team. The appointments bring the number of corporate partners at McCanns to 20. The firm promoted […]

2013 Chambers 100 listing recognises two Stephenson Harwood partners

Stephenson Harwood has announced that John Fordham, head of the law firm’s litigation practice group, and Tony Woodcock, head of Stephenson Harwood’s regulatory litigation practice, have been ranked in the 2013 Chambers 100 listing. Fordham was noted in particular for his commercial awareness and efficiency and responsiveness. A client commented that he is ‘efficient and […]

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