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.
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 […]
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.
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.
In the context of mitigating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the Ministry of Commerce has approved Executive Decree No. 143/ 20 of 9 April, which establishes a set of measures aimed at maintaining commercial activity across the whole country during the State of Emergency.
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Baker McKenzie has rejigged its practice and industry group leadership, with three new appointments in London. Two City partners – Matthew Dening and Helen Bradley – have been appointed as global chairs of banking and finance and capital markets, respectively. Dening replaces Michael Foundethakis, who is based in Paris and Bradley replaces Koen Vanhaerents in […]
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has lured back one of its former disputes lawyers as a partner, after nearly a six-year stint at UBS. Susy Bullock has rejoined the firm’s London office as a partner. She had been a managing director and head of EMEA litigation at UBS until June of last year, having joined the […]
DWF’s board has highlighted a need for cost savings, with details laid out during a partnership call held shortly after it was announced that Andrew Leaitherland would depart as its CEO. Sources close to the quick remote gathering conducted on Friday morning said that newly-appointed CEO Nigel Knowles highlighted commitment to international growth, but stressed […]
PwC Legal’s China network firm Rui Bai has hired Norton Rose Fulbright Beijing corporate partner Barbara Li as its new China corporate head. Corporate and TMT partner Barbara Li has joined Rui Bai, a Beijing based member firm of PwC’s global legal services network, and will take on the role as China corporate head. The […]
Allen & Overy (A&O) is rescuing the latest edition of its Fuse startup programme by making it virtual, bringing on board nine new participants. Starting this week, the firm will bring in a new set of companies alongside existing residents Nivaura, REGnosys, Avvoka and Define. Notably, longtime resident Legatics has left the programme, having been […]
South African firm Bowmans will merge with two local firms in Malawi and Zambia to expand its presence across the region. One of the South African “big five” fims, Bowmans has announced its expansion less than a year after it opened a new office in Mauritius as well as entering an alliance with Assefa & […]