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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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White & Case wins role on bank IPO amid dearth of London listings

White & Case’s London office is representing the African Export-Import Bank on its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, despite a reluctance of corporates to list pre-Brexit. Partners Melissa Butler, Inigo Esteve and Guy Potel are working with the financial institution, known as Afreximbank, which posted its registration document this week. US-qualified securities […]

Former RBS in-houser leaves White & Case after a year

RBS’ former litigation head Laura Durrant, who joined White & Case amid a spate of hires to its financial institutions group, has left the firm after little over a year. Durrant previously spent eight years at RBS and four years as an associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. Following her exit from White & Case, she […]

LLP accounts: White & Case growth slows after years of expansion

White & Case’s UK and Africa staff numbers went down by 2 per cent over 2018, its accounts have revealed, after a six-year period of rapid growth across both jurisdictions. Over 2018, the firm’s employee headcount dropped from 633 to 619, with a fall in both fee-earner and non fee-earner numbers. The average number of […]

White & Case fields transatlantic corporate team on 3M defence deal

White & Case has secured the mandate for a UK-listed company in its acquisition of 3M’s defence business that supplies equipment to the US military. Avon Rubber, a respiratory protection systems company that supplies military, law enforcement and firefighting teams, has bought the ballistic protection business of 3M, another US company conglomerate, for just over […]

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Addleshaws and White & Case lead on Boohoo’s acquisition of Karen Millen

Addleshaw Goddard and White & Case have advised on the second retail deal of today, in which fashion retailer Boohoo announced the acquisition of Karen Millen’s online branch and its parent brand Coast for £18.2m. Karen Millen instructed corporate partner Emma Parr and restructuring partner Ian Wallace from White & Case to handle the deal. […]

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