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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 […]


The art of legal storytelling

Legal storytelling is the process of constructing scene-setting stories for the courtroom. Practised and taught widely in the US, it is largely ignored in the UK, to our detriment. That’s because stories win cases. Trial lawyers usually acknowledge the usefulness of stories: we say that a speech should tell a good story and we recognise […]

Covington hires for Asia assault

US firm Covington & Burling has hired Warner Bros’ former general counsel for the Asia-Pacific region to ramp up its Asian capabilities. The firm, which is in exploratory talks to launch an office in Beijing, has recruited Ellen Eliasoph from Warner Bros China to strengthen its knowledge and experience in Asian jurisdictions. Eliasoph will be […]

Simmons launches in Moscow

Simmons & Simmons will launch in Moscow in October to open its twenty-first international office after making a senior in-house hire. The City firm has hired Renaissance Capital’s general counsel Konstantin Orlov as a partner for the new office. Orlov will head the firm’s Russia practice. The office, which will be focussed initially on financial […]

SJ Berwin acts on SLIPE reorganisation

SJ Berwin has advised the management team of Standard Life Investments (Private Equity) (Slipe) on the proposed reorganisation of the company’s private equity investment management business. Slipe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Life Investments, provides private equity investment management and ancillary services to a variety of fund of fund vehicles. The company is set […]

Jones Day and Paul Hastings hike US associate salaries

Jones Day and Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker have kicked off the second round of US associate salary reviews this year by hiking their pay levels. Jones Day will raise starting pay to $150,000 (£74,445), while Paul Hastings is set to hike its starting salary to £145,000 (£71,964). The new salary rates will be effective […]

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