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Coronavirus Angola: Extension and changes to the state of emergency

The extension of the State of Emergency in Angola was decreed by Presidential Decree 95/20, of 9 April 2020. The renewal of the State of Emergency has led to some changes in relation to the previous rules. i) Credentials have been made mandatory and employers must issue a statement identifying the employee’s work framework, which […]

Portugal’s 700MW solar auction

The Portuguese Government has just announced that the second competitive procedure for allocation of grid capacity for energy injection is set to be launched as soon as the market so allows.

Coronavirus: Changes to clinical trials (Portugal)

INFARMED has published a set of exceptional measures – which will remain in force during the period of risk to public health – to be adopted by sponsors, clinical trial sites, and research teams, to guarantee the safety, protection and rights of clinical trial subjects. The purpose of this information note is to make known the measures recommended by INFARMED that will be in force during the period of risk to public health.

Coronavirus Angola: Moratorium on loan repayments

To mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Bank of Angola has approved Instruction no. 4/2020 of 30 March 2020, which establishes a set of economic measures aimed at protecting borrowers in their credit obligations. Financial institutions that carry out credit operations must allow their clients a 60-day moratorium on capital and interest […]

Coronavirus Angola: Credit lines for production of essential goods

In the context of combating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, the National Bank of Angola approved Notice no. 10/2020 of 3 April 2020, which establishes special credit lines for national producers of essential goods. The credit lines must be made available by financial banking institutions to national production and they can be used by projects that have shortfalls in supply of production, raw materials and investment. The credit can also be used as capitalisation to acquire technology, machinery and equipment.

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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…

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