On the 25 June, the European Parliament’s Think Tank published a new study on the impact of the GDRP on artificial intelligence (AI). The study was prepared at the request of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and managed by the Scientific Foresight Unit, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the Secretariat of the European Parliament.
This briefing reviews Angola’s battles with the double whammy of depressed oil prices and Covid-19, while steadfastly pursuing its privatisation programme.
Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 18 June 2020 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (“Regulation”), amending Regulation (EU) 2019/2088, was published on June 22. This Regulation establishes the criteria for determining whether an economic activity qualifies as environmentally sustainable for the purposes of establishing […]
By means of Presidential Decree no. 146/20, of 27 May, the Angolan Executive has approved the new Regulations on Civil Construction and Public Works, Works Planning and Works Inspection Activities (the “Regulations”). The Regulations apply to all individuals or legal entities engaged in the carrying-out of civil construction and public works, works, works planning and inspection activities.
Pedro Fontes, lawyer and associate coordinator of the health area at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, speaks of the importance of the law following the changes in the health sector in the post-Covid-19 period.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) promises to bring into effect a mixture of temporary measures to alleviate the problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic and some permanent reforms to the UK restructuring and insolvency regime.
In this Podcast Shoosmiths real estate partner, Judy Fawcett, and Andrew Wells, Partner & Head of Leeds Office at Allsops, discuss which parts of the wider Residential Investment market are most active and so present the best opportunities post COVID-19. Click below to listen to the first in the series.
Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilised global markets. However, the crisis has encouraged swift adaptations in all walks of life and the development of innovative living and working patterns as a result of lockdowns around the world.
If you were managing to ignore the increased importance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it will be hard to do so now. As succinctly put by the now infamous Greta Thunberg; “If the coronavirus crisis has shown us one thing, it is that our society is not sustainable”.
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BLM has entered redundancy negotiations as it seeks to stave off the financial threat posed by the Covid-19 crisis. Employees in the costs and business development and marketing teams are set to leave the firm, with approximately 20 roles being made redundant. So far, a total of 170 members of staff have been furloughed at […]
It’s now or never for Freshfields’ tech dream Opening a new office in the southern reaches of the US may seem like a bold move given the present circumstances, but that’s exactly what Freshfields did this week with the launch of a Silicon Valley venture. They’ll have to wait a bit for the official welcome […]
Eversheds Sutherland will gradually reopen its UK offices from next week, as it plots a long-term strategy after a survey revealed more than 80 per cent of its staff don’t want to go back full-time to the office. From next Monday, a limited number of people will be able to access UK premises on a […]
DWF is pairing up final-seat trainees with partners who qualified during the last recession in an effort to help them navigate the tough jobs market. The firm has 37 trainees reaching qualification this autumn; however, it has published only 25 job vacancies within the firm, meaning some will have no choice but to leave. Partners […]
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HFW has taken the decision to defer its September trainee intake by over six months. The move affects trainees who were due to start their training contracts at the firm in September 2020. The intake have been told they will not be able to start their training contracts until April 2021. They will receive a […]