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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]


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Balfour Beatty GC resurfaces as Whitbread legal chief

Former Balfour Beatty general counsel and chief corporate officer Chris Vaughan has landed a role at Whitbread as company secretary and general counsel. Vaughan takes over from Simon Barratt, who has stepped down from the position after 18 years. Barratt will continue to work on a part time basis at Whitbread as Chairman of Costa’s […]


Balfour Beatty promotes new GC from within as Vaughan leaves the company

FTSE 250 construction giant Balfour Beatty has appointed David Mercer as its new group general counsel and head of legal following the departure of former general counsel and chief corporate officer Chris Vaughan. Mercer was previously UK general counsel for the company’s construction and services businesses, having joined Balfour Beatty in 2011. Before Balfour Beatty […]


Deliveroo legal chief among raft of high-level exits from startup

Deliveroo has reshuffled its in-house legal team after the departure of chief legal officer Rob Miller, who has left the food delivery service after just 12 months. Miller joined Deliveroo at the start of 2018 from tech startup Improbable, where he led its legal team for a year too. The former Fieldfisher lawyer also held […]

Lady Justice

The Top 20 cases of 2018

Public interest cases take centre stage this year, with Uber and the NHS among those to have their day in court. Meanwhile, rows over Harvey Weinstein and Brexit wait in the wings

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