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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

West of Scotland entering level 4: Implications and FAQs for hospitality businesses

As expected the First Minister announced that hospitality in the West of Scotland and in some Central and Eastern areas* will enter level 4 of the Protection Levels Framework for a three week period as of 6pm on Friday 20 November 2020 effectively locking down hospitality businesses and non-essential retail.


Monzo brings in new GC from Barclays

Digital bank Monzo has hired a senior member of Barclays’ legal team as its next general counsel and company secretary. Stephanie Pagni, currently UK GC and chief legal counsel for the global consumer banking and payments division of Barclays, will leave the bank after 15 years. She will become general counsel and company secretary for […]

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Sidley restructuring partner departs after two decades

Sidley Austin has lost a longtime restructuring partner from its City ranks, nearly two months after it witnessed the departure of a sizeable private equity team. Partner Phillip Taylor is due to be joining the London office of Alston & Bird, The Lawyer understands, though no comment was provided by either firm after multiple requests. […]

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