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Access of non-EU bidders and goods to the Cyprus public procurement market

On 24 July 2019 the European Commission issued new guidelines geared towards access of third-party nationals and corporations in the EU public procurement area, as part of a package of initiatives aiming to ensure fair competition, high quality and a level playing field in public procurement markets, regardless of origin of bidders.

Covid-19: Temporary amendment of residential tenancy legislation in Jersey

As part of a raft of new legislation to address the far-reaching impact on society of the Covid-19 outbreak, the States of Jersey have enacted the COVID-19 (Residential Tenancy) (Temporary Amendment of Law) (Jersey) Regulations 2020. The Regulations, which apply to all residential tenancies, came into force on 10 April 2020 and the measures introduced […]

Jersey directors’ duties in light of the coronavirus

Many companies are facing new and challenging circumstances given the fast-moving COVID-19 situation. It is likely that during the coming weeks you and your fellow board members will be called upon to make difficult decisions. This is a critical time during which it is imperative to ensure you are focused on the key issues and equipped to act prudently and in accordance with your duties.

Life sciences law review – Switzerland

Switzerland harbours many sectors of the life sciences industry. Swiss research, development and production are well known in all corners of the planet. Switzerland is home to world leaders and is the origin of many groundbreaking ideas turned into successful start-ups, some set to become top players within a generation. The Federal Institutes of Technology […]

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Allen & Overy (A&O) senior partner Wim Dejonghe insists there will be no widespread redundancies at the magic circle firm as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic unless work levels plummet by an unprecedented and unexpected proportion. Dejonghe added that there was currently no sign the firm’s global revenue falling steeply enough to make significant […]

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BP prepares to review legal roster this year

BP is set to kick off a review of its legal panel this year for its UK and international operations, The Lawyer understands. The oil giant is expected to begin the process during the summer, with the expectation of updating its roster of external law firms before the end of 2020. It comes as some […]

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Clifford Chance recruits Simmons’ innovation head

Clifford Chance has hired Simmons & Simmons’ innovation head to lead on one of its main best delivery internal arms. April Brousseau has moved to the magic circle firm, where she has taken on a new role as global lead for the firm’s Create venture, which is focused on capturing and developing innovative ideas by […]

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