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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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SFO faces £10m legal bill on collapsed pharma investigation

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) could face a £10m legal bill following the collapse of its £25m, six-year investigation into alleged price fixing by drug manufacturers. The SFO had accused pharmaceutical companies Goldshield, Kent Pharmaceuticals, Generics (UK) and Ranbaxy, of conspiring to defraud the NHS through an alleged pharmaceutical cartel. The SFO’s original indictment only […]

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Knowing your outplace

As redundancy packages go, that offered by Nabarro to the 22 staff currently in consultation is on the good side of average. The firm is offering the statutory minimum payout and the notice period pay – plus an extra month – and outplacement services. Outplacement is increasingly trendy and a must-do for any self-respecting law […]

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Freshfields, Linklaters advise on Woolies administration

Linklaters advise on Woolies administration” />The administrators of Woolworths have called on Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters to help wind up the stricken retail giant. Freshfields restructuring partner Adam Gallagher has been instructed by Deloitte for the administration of Entertainment UK, Woolworths’ wholesale arm. Linklaters is understood to be advising Deloitte on the administration of […]

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Tulkinghorn: A bum note, no Cannes do and too latte for regrets

Tulkinghorn’s lip curtains are twitching. It must be the end of Movember, the month in which his scribes grew moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer. It’s been a long, arduous slog but the results speak for themselves. ­Tulkinghorn doffs his cap in the direction of those who supported his moustache-growing freaks. Bum note Well, […]

Latham entrusts Dubai to London partner

Latham & Watkins has shaken up its Middle East management structure – replacing its regional partner Rindala Beydoun in favour of London partner Bryant Edwards. Edwards, who joined the firm in 1981 and was ­formerly chair of the corporate department in London, has relocated to the firm’s Dubai office. Beydoun joined the firm from Vinson […]

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