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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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London Underground PPP sees legal fees top £70m

Legal fees for the London Underground PPP totalled more than £70m, according to the latest Public Accounts Committee report. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which advised London Underground, notched up £29.2m in fees on the Tube Lines and Metronet PPPs for five years’ work. Included in the figure was the two years during which Freshfields advised on the […]

Lovells names new corporate chief

Andrew Skipper has been confirmed as Lovells’ new head of corporate, taking over from Hugh Nineham. Skipper who was voted in by Lovells’ partnership yesterday (12 April) has also become a member of the firm’s international executive, which has responsibility for developing Lovells’ strategy across is practice areas and regions. Lovells corporate practice now also […]

Legal Widow

The canteen staff have been headhunted en masse, and the firm is in disarray. The canteen staff have been headhunted en masse, and the firm is in disarray. No more twice-baked lasagne souffle; no more salmon en croute with tarragon Pernod sauce; no more treacle tart meringue bites. Their genius was to cook nursery food […]

Gibberyiddish

The Lawyer’s weekly Grape-vine email has always been popular (it currently has 35,467 subscribers) and often generates opinionated feedback. The Lawyer’s weekly Grape-vine email has always been popular (it currently has 35,467 subscribers) and often generates opinionated feedback. But Tulkinghorn is staggered at the weight of correspondence that flowed following the bulletin on 30 March, generated not by the […]

Investor liability still unclear after M&A pensions guidance

When the newly established pensions regulator released its guidance on the M&A pensions regime, private equity lawyers joked that it was no coincidence that the new rules came out on April Fool’s Day. The Pensions Act has been a major bone of contention since it was first drafted. Lawyers have long feared that the Government’s […]

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