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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.

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Paul Hastings has hired two partners in its São Paulo office from rival US firm Shearman & Sterling. Corporate partner Jonathan Kellner and capital markets partner David Flechner will be joining Paul Hastings along with several members of their team, which will include of counsel Andrea Campos and associates Thomas Ayres, Diana Balassiano, Filipe Lima. […]

Paul Hastings snares transatlantic Hogan Lovells trio

Paul Hastings has targeted Hogan Lovells’ corporate department for the second time this year, bringing in a team of three that includes London head of private equity Ed Harris. Harris is joining alongside Hogan Lovells counsel Leanne Moezi in London, who will become a partner. Partner Adam Brown is also moving across from Northern Virginia […]

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Future of Paul Hastings’ Milan office in doubt after exits

Paul Hastings has not renewed the lease of its Italian office, The Lawyer understands, following a raft of partner departures over the last few months. The firm’s lease in Milan is understood to be expiring in December, with no renewal of its presence in those premises having yet been made. The decision comes as Paul Hastings’ […]

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HSF raids Paul Hastings in belated Italian push

A team from Paul Hastings is to join Herbert Smith Freehills‘ (HSF) Milan office, marking the first significant hire for the UK firm since it opened its doors in Italy two years ago. The Lawyer understands the eight-strong team is led by partners Lorenzo Parola and Francesca Morra, who will join HSF alongside six associates. […]

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Shearman in global overhaul of how firm assesses its staff

Shearman & Sterling is in the process of changing the way it assess its staff, as an increasing number of firms steer away from the traditional annual performance review and towards real-time feedback. The US firm is overhauling its performance management systems and rolling out a new career development approach for staff globally. The new […]

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