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Covid-19 Overview on moratoria

The EBA issued guidelines designed to clarify (among others) when a moratorium measure (private or public) does not automatically trigger the re-classification of exposures as forborne.

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Business Interruption Insurance Test Case: Supreme Court backs FCA

Today’s Supreme Court judgment paves the way for thousands of businesses to have their claims for Covid-related business interruption losses paid. We reported in September 2020 on a landmark High Court ruling for policyholders with certain business interruption insurance who have been forced to close as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The test case, which was […]

As the HSE clamps down on employers, how Covid-secure is your workplace?

With an increase in both inspection and enforcement activity by the HSE and local authorities, we look at what you can do to keep your workplace Covid-secure, employees safe and how to avoid potential warnings or prosecution. Current position Back in the autumn of 2020, employees were encouraged to return to work as lockdown restrictions […]

Tender for nine onshore petroleum concessions in Angola

The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin.

Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]


Taylor Wessing to end Covid-19 emergency measures

Taylor Wessing‘s Covid-19 contingency measures are drawing to a close, one month earlier than was previously expected. The firm is suspending a series of initiatives launched during the spring amid the onset of the pandemic. It expected the measures would run for a total of six months from June through to the end of November. […]

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Do firms need a new cybersecurity strategy in the emerging WFH era?

Travers Smith’s chief technology officer Oliver Bethell admits to heart palpitations when the nightmare scenario of a major security breach is raised. The coming months, while most continue to work from home, remain an obvious opportunity for cyber hackers and extortioners to probe vulnerabilities. “Covid-19 hasn’t introduced any new threats – it’s just given the […]

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BCLP keeps US focus in latest promotions round

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has promoted 20 lawyers to its partnership, a bigger pool than 2019 that sees a similar number of elevations in the City. The merged firm’s promotions will be effective from January 2021, taking the firm’s partner headcount up to 545, and include four partners made up in London, one less […]

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Travers gears up for leadership elections

Travers Smith is looking to hold its leadership elections in the next few months, as the second term of managing partner David Patient draws to a close. The firm is understood to be holding its elections for a new managing partner before the end of the year, though an exact time frame has not been […]

The Lawyer Awards 2020: Who won litigation team of the year?

In what was a true David vs Goliath affair, Freeths landed a monumental victory for 550 former Post Office workers last year, as its long-standing group litigation resulted in a £57m settlement for the claimants. Victory in Alan Bates and Others v Post Office Limited earned Freeths the accolade of Litigation Team of The Year, […]

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