“Digital training has gained a new dimension” by Sandra Pedro Serrano

Sandra Pedro Serrano (Head of VdA Academia) writes an article for the publication Link to Leaders about the digital transformation that the training area has undergone as part of the obligation underlying the social distance, brought by the pandemic.

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Impact on corporate governance

By Paulo Olavo Cunha, Sofia Bobone Do the governing bodies have any special duties and responsibilities within the context of COVID-19 events? Companies’ governing bodies are subject to special duties of care in the management of the risks inherent to the COVID-19 threat. Companies should prepare and implement contingency plans geared at continuing their business and […]

Impact on the management of agreements in the Arts & Culture sector

By Carla Gonçalves Borges, Marco Caldeira, Pedro Pires Fernandes  Are there any measures specifically targeted for the contracts in the culture and arts sector? Decree-Law no. 10-I/2020, of 26 March, amended successively and currently according to the amendments introduced by Decree-Law no. 78-A/2020, of 29 September,, seeks to establish the contractual effects of setting new dates […]

European Commission communication on a digital financial strategy for the EU and the proposal for a regulation on digital operation resilience

By Magda Cocco, Tiago Correia Moreira, Iakovina Kindylidi On 24 September the European Commission issued a Digital Finance Package, which includes the Digital Finance Strategy for the EU. As the Covid-19 pandemic spread through Europe, the uptake on new digital financial solutions increased while the need for a widespread adoption became evident. With the Digital Finance Package, the […]

Impact on leases and the exploitation of real estate in shopping centres

By Pedro Ferreirinha, Lisa Ventura Lopes Are there any temporary measures applicable to lease agreements or the exploitation of real estate in shopping centres? Until 31 December 2020, it is suspended: The effects of termination of residential and non-residential lease agreements made by the landlord; The lapsing due to the course of time of residential and […]

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By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

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What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

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