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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.

Competition law and policy 4th quarter 2019

Contents: PORTUGAL I. Portuguese Competition Authority Portuguese Competition Authority carries out dawn raids in the private surveillance sector Portuguese Competition Authority issues recommendations on loyalty in telecom services Portuguese Competition Authority accuses MEO and NOWO of collusive practices Portuguese Competition Authority communicates its priorities for 2020 Portuguese Competition Authority approves the acquisition of Grupo Media […]

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 […]

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Covid-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

Virtual roundtable: In a period of unknown, how can we make a difference?

Following the success of our first Virtual Roundtable, we are pleased to announce details of the next session. The expert panel will continue their discussion around current priority pain points, challenges and opportunities. They will share more insights into the shifting workplace culture, and how they are adapting to new ways of working during the […]

Covid-19 – charity AGM restrictions in the Isle of Man

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions place unprecedented difficulties on Isle of Man registered charities holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Due to the recent implementation of measures regarding social distancing, isolation and restrictions on travel and movement, the logistics of a charity holding an AGM in the usual manner is not possible. The Isle of Man Attorney General has issued some guidance to assist Manx charities over the coming months.


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Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal lead on Ritz Hotel sale

Macfarlanes and Weil Gotshal & Manges were the two firms leading on the sale of the iconic Ritz Hotel completed late on Friday evening. The acquisition means an unnamed Qatari investor now owns the Ritz hotel on the same night that the property closed its doors for the first time in more than 100 years […]

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Ashurst hires from Deloitte for consulting venture

Ashurst has launched a consulting business in its Australian offices, hiring a chief strategy officer from Deloitte to run one of the groups. Philip Hardy – who was chief strategy officer of Deloitte’s audit and assurance division – will run Ashurst’s risk advisory service, which will focus on how to manage risk and compliance issues […]

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The Lawyer Coronavirus Survey

Covid-19 has profoundly destabilised economic and social life as we know it. As we enter the second week of a nationwide lockdown, The Lawyer would like to hear from our readership. We would like to know your views on your current working practices and have created a survey which you can access here. We would […]

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Hot 100 career quiz: Close Brothers GC Angela Yotov

Name: Angela Yotov nee Coutinho Organisation: Close Brothers Group Role: Group General Counsel Trained at: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Year qualified: 2004 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Being sent to Paris to deliver a large envelope containing the paperwork to start a high profile corporate bid. The […]

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