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After Covid-19: Return to work and the “new normal”

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.

Government makes it easier for manufacturers to offer PPE on the European market

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 […]

Angola: banking regulations 2020

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.

Changes in the real estate landscape

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.



Freshfields drafts in Aviva MD to launch Manchester office alongside corporate partner Stephenson

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed corporate partner Gareth Stephenson as head of its Manchester legal services operation, due to launch this summer. The firm has also revealed it has appointed Aviva global shared services managing director Anup Kollanethu as Manchester centre director. Kollanethu will work alongside Stephenson to establish the Manchester base, touted by outgoing […]


Dentons strengthens trade finance pratice with Watson Farley partner Gardiner

Dentons has hired Watson Farley & Williams finance partner Celia Gardiner to build its trade finance practice in London. Gardiner worked in the structured finance practice at Watson Farley since she joined as a partner in January 2008 from legacy Norton Rose, where she was a solicitor for nine years.  Her practice consists of international […]

Jonathon Manning

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 25 May 2015

Social media has changed the world. For many people it is the first place to go to talk to friends, organise events or even read the news. What some do not know is that posting comments online, particularly about your employer, can have serious consequences. Collyer Bristow highlights a number of instances when employees have […]

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