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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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Lovells champion of part-timers quits just as her efforts come to fruition

One of the partners who led the campaign to introduce fair pay for part-time partners has quit Lovells as the firm moves to overhaul its remuneration system. Private equity partner Julie Bradshaw quit Lovells last week to join the London office of New York firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom as of counsel. She […]

Value for money prompts Arts Council to form panel

Arts Council England has unveiled its first formal law firm panel as part of a bid to obtain better service and value for money from its external lawyers. The Arts Council is the national development agency for the arts in England. In total, 15 firms will advise it on areas such as charities, corporate governance, property, information […]

Eversheds is top choice on Twenty-First Artists sale

The sale of Elton John’s management company Twenty-First Artists to the Sanctuary Group became a partner reunion for the defunct London firm Frere Cholmeley Bischoff. Eversheds advised the Twenty-First Artists shareholders Elton John, his manager Frank Presland and tour director Keith Bradley. Sanctuary’s longstanding adviser Ian Rosenblatt acted for the record company. Eversheds’ instruction came […]

Goodyear rubber-stamps appointment of European legal chief

Goodyear Dunlop Tyres has appointed Dominque Golsong as its European legal chief. Golsong, the former associate general counsel of Dow Corning Corporation, the silicones and silicones-based products, technologies and services company, joined the US tyre giant last month as legal counsel. He replaced Philip Regnault, who retired after three years with Goodyear Dunlop. In his new position, […]

Linklaters leapfrogs to top of Spanish deals table as domestic firms tumble

After a busy first quarter, Linklaters emerged as the leading firm in the Spanish M&A marketplace, climbing from fifteenth place to first in Thomson Financial’s European rankings for completed deals. The firm’s biggest deal was the creation of the first pan-European real estate company when it advised Metrovacesa on its €8.57bn (£5.87bn) purchase of Gecina, advised by […]

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