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Combating both a No-deal Brexit and coronavirus restrictions – How to keep ahead

By Nick McEwen UK Businesses are well aware that they are facing the double challenge of Brexit and coronavirus whilst standing on the shifting sands of the ever-changing government stances relating to the twin perils with the consequential effect on their ability to do business. Agility is the key to survival when even sound contingency […]

Impact on the management of tax and social security obligations

By Tiago Marreiros Moreira, João Riscado Rapoula Are there any transitional social security measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? Regarding social security contributions to maintain jobs due to the impact of the COVID-19, the following measures were announced: Reduction of 1/3 of social security contributions due in March, April and May 2020; Payment of […]

New immigration rules for sportspeople

By Rachel Harvey, Ella Davis From 1 January 2021, free movement of European nationals will end, and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system. Under the new system, all EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally which will completely transform the way in which EU migrants come to the UK to work. Under […]

Will COVID-19 change how we use our cities for the better?

By Jo McGuinness COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the occupation and use of our cities resetting the model of how we live and work. However, the key question is whether these changes will ultimately improve our quality of life and protect the environment in which we live? The end of the traditional commute […]

What are the chances of enforcing a foreign arbitral award or court judgment in Moldova? Recent developments & practical tips

By Vladimir Iurkovski Moldova is a member state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. It is also a UNCITRAL Model Law country when it comes to international and domestic arbitration. In addition, Moldova has several treaties on recognition and enforcement of foreign civil (commercial) judgments. Still, as […]

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WilmerHale and Bryan Cave lead as Barclays sells former Lehman’s operation to Stifel

WilmerHale and Bryan Cave have taken lead roles in the sale of Barclays’ US wealth and investment management franchise to Stifel Financial.  Barclays was represented by WilmerHale with a team led by Washington DC partner Stephanie Evans and New York partners Bruce Newman and Robert Finkel. Stifel Financial was meanwhile advised by Bryan Cave partner […]

Scottish Water unveils six-strong legal panel after delayed review

Publicly owned utilities giant Scottish Water has reappointed DLA Piper and CMS Cameron McKenna as its principal legal advisers following its first panel review in five years. Longstanding advisers Simpson & Marwick, Harper Macleod and Shepherd & Wedderburn lost out in the review, which was launched back in February. BLM was reappointed to provide litigation […]

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