Coronavirus: impact on insurance

The Coronavirus, COVID-19 has raised numerous important legal issues. However, one issue has assumed an even higher profile with the recent classification of the virus as a pandemic. This is the question of what claims can be made under the different insurance products on the market to cope with the losses, whether direct or indirect, that Portuguese businesses have been facing.

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Portugal’s 700MW solar auction

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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

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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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