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GC roundtable: How to communicate with impact in a virtual world

As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.

Coronavirus: Update of public calamity situation in Angola

Presidential Decree no. 229/20 of 8 September 2020 has been published and its aim is to reassess the measures imposed by Presidential Decree no. 142/20, considering the evolution of the epidemiological situation. The new decree renews most of the measures already in force, although it also eases some restrictions.

Romania: Public procurement and self-cleaning of cartel members

In Romania, companies that commit severe professional misconduct are excluded from participation in public procurement procedures. Yet, these companies have received some good news recently thanks to a common opinion issued by the Romanian National Agency for Public Procurement (“ANAP”) and the national Competition Council (the “Common Opinion”). In this article we analyse the clarifications introduced by the Common Opinion on how self-cleaning can be achieved by blacklisted companies.

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Hot 100 Career quiz: SOAS legal chief Deborah Robinson

Name: Deborah Robinson Firm: SOAS University of London Role: Director of Legal and Governance Trained at: Macfarlanes Year qualified: 1990 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Negotiating to get urgent documents higher on the word processing pool’s list! On a less mundane note, working alongside the lead […]

Clifford Chance gets granular on Canary Wharf reopening

Clifford Chance is closing in on a specific timeframe to reopen its London headquarters, following months of careful preparations. The magic circle firm is looking to push ahead with its plan in early September, sources told The Lawyer. The repopulation of the Canary Wharf skyscraper occupied by Clifford Chance will happen through split teams that […]

AstraZeneca

Deals round-up: AstraZeneca’s latest collaboration and Legal & General’s buy-in

Gowling WLG steered AstraZeneca through another significant deal last week, taking the lead for the pharmaceutical powerhouse on its $6bn cancer drug collaboration agreement with Daiichi Sankyo Company. As part of the agreement, AstraZeneca and Japan’s Daiichi will jointly develop and bring to market a cancer therapy drug in early clinical tests called DS-1062, a […]

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