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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.

Recent financial market regulation developments

With entry into force of the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the implementing ordinances, especially active asset managers and Swiss and non-Swiss financial service providers must cope with various new affiliation and registration deadlines. Given the authorities now have set the framework, the financial institutions have to take action within the next couple of months.

Ogden 8 – an algorithm to rely upon?

If a man or woman is injured in a road traffic incident and is claiming damages to reflect their future losses, their working life, their loss of pension, their need for care and services or for future treatment, the Ogden Tables have since 1984 been the first port of call for all legal practitioners to assess the loss.

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DWF is in the process of buying the Warsaw branch of K&L Gates, marking its debut in the CEE region and first step of its expansion plans since listing on the London Stock Exchange. The acquisition, valued at £3m, sees the CEE outpost of K&L Gates absorbed by the UK firm, which will open a […]

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K&L Gates’ Warsaw corporate team exit for Taylor Wessing

As many of the US firms look to pull out of the CEE region or shrink their practices, Taylor Wessing has taken the opposite approach with a team hire from K&L Gates’ Warsaw office. The UK-headquartered firm has hired partner Andrzej Mikosz in Poland, a corporate and capital markets lawyer who joined K&L Gates in […]

Mishcon recruits K&L Gates’ City competition head

K&L Gates has lost its London antitrust and regulation group head Neil Baylis to Mishcon de Reya, as the latter ramps up its lateral recruitment in the City for 2019. Baylis joined K&L Gates in 2002 after starting off his legal career at Clifford Chance. He then moved to Ashurst as an associate in 1996, […]

London

Travers Smith and K&L Gates take lead on City broker merger

Travers Smith and K&L Gates have advised on City stockbroking company finnCap’s plans to buy M&A advisory boutique Cavendish Corporate Finance and list the newly merged business on London’s junior Aim market. The merger will create an advisory and capital markets business worth roughly £45m and will service small-cap companies. A team from Travers Smith, […]

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