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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 […]


Schillings forks out for Bloomsbury base

London-based law firm Schillings is on the move, having bought a Georgian building in Bedford Square, Bloomsbury. From next Monday (17 September), the firm, which is known for its work with celebrities, including Keira Knightley and Britney Spears, will leave its Soho pad for the swanky new offices. Law firms usually lease rather than buy […]

Fish & Richardson set for Munich opening

IP firm Fish & Richardson is expanding its reach beyond the geographic confines of the US, opening its first international office in Munich. The office, which is due to launch at the beginning of October, will be headed by Frank Peterreins and Alexander Harguth, currently partners at Munich firm Bardehle Pagenberg. The intention is to […]

DLA Piper rocked by Akin Gump Beijing raid

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has scooped DLA Piper corporate partner Janet Jie Tang and her three-person transactions team in Beijing nine months after the US firm opened the doors of its office in the Chinese capital. Tang’s hire signals a change in strategy for the firm, which launched its Beijing operations with a […]

Norton Rose back in vogue with HSBC on KEB bid

HSBC has instructed traditional corporate adviser Norton Rose on its $4.9bn (£2.43bn) bid for Korea Exchange Bank (KEB). The bank hopes to acquire a 51 per cent stake in KEB from Dallas-based buyout company Lone Star. The instruction is a boost for Norton Rose, which has lost out to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on a number […]

Lovells jumps feet first into China with Sino-global alliance

Lovells has hailed the launch of its 10-way Sino-Global Legal Alliance as the first of its kind in the key Asian jurisdiction. Lovells has hailed the launch of its 10-way Sino-Global Legal Alliance (first reported on, 3 September) as the first of its kind in the key Asian jurisdiction, boasting that it offers an […]

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