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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

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Debunking the myth of the law firm verein

Recently Joe Andrew, the chair of the Dentons’ verein, wrote an opinion piece entitled ‘Debunking the myth of the pay-to-play network’. Unfortunately, he overlooked one fact. He did not mention that Dentons’ verein structure, in almost all respects, could be characterised as a territorially exclusive pay-to-play network but with much higher fees. Dentons has adopted essentially the same structure of the traditional networks Andrew is critiquing.

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