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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 […]


Deals summary

Osborne Clarke (Greg Leyshon) advised the shareholders on the disposal of the Hobgoblin Group to the Balaclava Pub Company. Balaclava advised by Bond Pearce (Simon Hewes). SJ Berwin (Michael Goldberg) has advised First Calgary Petroleum on its C$25m (£10m) admission to AIM in the UK and Canada. UK nominated financial adviser Nabarro Wells & Co […]

Theodore Goddard drops fraud case

Theodore Goddard has dropped out of representing five defendants linked to one of the world’s largest money laundering cases after its clients refused to incur further legal costs The defendants are claimed to be linked to a $240m (£157.2m) fraud against Brazilian bank Banco Noroeste, which resulted in laundering probes in 13 jurisdictions and which […]

Mayer Brown becomes easynet favourite after double acquisition

It has been a client of DLA, and more recently Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, but it is Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw that has picked up the latest corporate work for internet service provider (ISP) easynet, advising on two European acquisitions. The first was the acquisition of the majority of the web-hosting assets […]

A law unto itself

One of London's top commercial silks is at the centre of a row over the Blair Government's criminal justice reforms. Jon Robins asks: is Charles Falconer about to make enemies?

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