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Coronavirus: Restrictions on exports of vaccines against COVID‑19

The European Commission has adopted new regulations banning unauthorised exports of covid-19 vaccines to many countries outside the European Union. In this brief note, Eduardo Nogueira Pinto and Filipe Brito Bastos, of the Health, Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Working Group, examine the procedure for issuing export authorisation.

Coronavirus: Employment support measures

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Scheme for Granting Support to Workers and Companies Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic was created under Decree-Law No. 10-G/2020 of 26 March. This scheme essentially provided for what is known as the simplified layoff.

Tender for nine onshore petroleum concessions in Angola

The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin…

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Food & Drink update – March 2021

Contents Restricting the promotion of HFSS products Can setting up in Ireland help unblock Brexit-linked disruption to trade? Could carbon labelling become mandatory? Has the incidence of food fraud increased during the pandemic? ASA ruling on McDonald’s advert featuring HFSS products Will the new immigration policy cause problems in the food supply chain? Nutrition Label […]

Women, business and the law 2021

Amidst a global pandemic that threatens progress toward gender equality, Women, Business and the Law 2021 identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages reform of discriminatory laws. This year, the study also includes important findings on government responses to the COVID-19 crisis and pilot research related to childcare and women’s access to justice.

Was the Budget green enough?

Was this Budget green tinted rather than green focused? The mix of fuel duty freezes with what some commentators consider diluted green infrastructure investment doesn’t quite square up to the green rhetoric.

Budget 2021: Making sense of the UK infrastructure bank

With the publication of the ‘Policy Design’ for the UK Infrastructure Bank (“UKIB”), the UK Government has put “flesh on the bones” of its commitment to establish a national infrastructure bank. We look at some of the key issues for UKIB, and what its role might be in delivering government pledges to “level-up” the UK, reach Net Zero carbon by 2050 and meet the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 recovery.


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Slaughters supports UK Government on Covid freight deal

Slaughter and May advised the Department for Transport on a £600,000 mandate around a financial package to protect freight routes during the Covid-19 pandemic, building on a string of profitable public work mandates. A response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed that the firm advised on a £35m financial aid package approved by […]


KPMG Law starts 2021 with new investment to scale UK business

KPMG’s management is eyeing growth in its UK legal arm after a cash investment, as part of its plan to turnover £100m annually within the next few years. The cash injection, which went through just before Christmas and whose amount was not disclosed, is meant to scale up current practices and business lines in coming […]

DWF overhauls operating model in favour of combined profit centres

DWF is to alter its operating structure in a bid to drive better integration and profitability, with a series of new leadership appointments aimed at spearheading growth in coming years. From May, the firm will make its four main divisions into three. It will no longer comprise insurance and commercial; international; managed services; and connected […]

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