The credit lines announced by the Government to cope with the impacts of the pandemic Covid-19 are already fully operational. This briefing is to set out in a single document the principal terms and conditions of each of the lines available to support businesses.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
The ‘lockdown’ has been slightly relaxed in England but much less so in the other three nations. In England, this relaxation was announced by the Prime Minister in a nationally televised address at 7pm on a Sunday. By 7am the next day, there was considerable uncertainty as to what he meant and from when he meant things to change.
COVID-19 continues to cause unprecedented disruption to all business operations, which includes the annual corporate calendar for listed public companies when preparing and filing accounts, holding AGMs and making dividend payments to their shareholders. Below is a summary of the key considerations.
Mozambique’s banking sector continues to undergo significant legislative reform.
As the UK remains in lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, uncertainty abounds about when a return to “normal” life can be expected. Government commentary suggests social distancing may continue for the rest of the year, raising questions about how to effect a safe return to work.
On 24 April 2020, the Lord Chief Justice announced the establishment of a judicial working group to consider ways to re-start some jury trials once it is safe to do so.
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While many City firms are setting out their plans on how to return to the office, Slater & Gordon is instead opting for a different working future altogether. Following the application of remote operations during lockdown, the firm is now set to work from home for the “majority of the time” in a bid to […]
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Independent Italian outfit Pavia e Ansaldo has carried out redundancies and taken new financial measures, with law firms in the country still reeling from the long lockdown period. The firm has made redundant a series of professionals that includes one of counsel and four associates, as well as one trainee and two interns. The firm […]
Bird & Bird has put salary reviews on hold, in the latest set of measures to contain the effects of coronavirus on its business flow. While reviews have been halted, the firm will reconsider them later in the year. In addition, management has decided to split its bonuses in half, awarding a first installment in […]
Retail brand group Pepco has appointed a new general counsel in London. Jacqueline Knox has joined the company this month as its new general counsel and company secretary. She was previously general counsel and company secretary at RHI Magneista – a listed supplier in high-grade refractory products. Before that Knox was in various in-house roles, […]
Leading European firms have hailed digitisation as the next step forward for the profession on the Continent. Speaking in a series of video interviews as part of the release of The Lawyer European 100, managing partners from top firms in Germany, Ireland and Sweden have expressed optimism for 2020 and 2021, despite the pandemic. Luther […]