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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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Hill Dickinson expands into Singapore

Hill Dickinson is ­preparing to extend its international footprint with the launch of a Singapore office in March. Hill ;Dickinson ;is ­preparing to extend its international footprint with the launch of a Singapore office in March. The new venture will be focused on international marine work, in common with the North West firm’s only other foreign office […]

Links and Slaughters lead on RBS China sell off

Linklaters and Slaughters have been handed roles on RBS’s $2.34bn (£1.6bn) sale of its entire stake in Bank of China, raising $2.34bn (£1.6bn) for the troubled lender. Linklaters and Slaughter and May have been handed roles on Royal Bank of Scotland’s $2.34bn (£1.6bn) sale of its entire stake in Bank of China, raising $2.34bn (£1.6bn) […]

Morgan Cole snaps up insurance panel colleague CIP Solicitors

Thames Valley firm ­Morgan Cole has taken over Bristol-based insurance boutique CIP Solicitors, which has four partners and 75 staff. The acquisition will strengthen Morgan Cole’s insurance capacity to around 30 per cent of the firm’s turnover and quadruple the size of its Bristol office. CIP partner Richard ­Ottley said: “Our clients are predominantly insurers […]

DAC pair re-elected to senior posts unopposed

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) has elected Lucy Walsh as its managing partner for a two-year term. Walsh takes over from Rowan Planterose, who has returned to practice, heading up the firm’s construction department. Danny Gowan remains the firm’s senior partner – a position he has held since 2000. Both Walsh and Gowan were elected unopposed. […]

Eadie steps into Sales’ hooves as Treasury Devil

Blackstone Chambers silk James Eadie QC has been appointed First Treasury Counsel and will lead for the Government in all major litigation. Eadie has become the first-ever ;silk ;to ;be ­appointed First Treasury Counsel – a position usually given to junior barristers. He will take over from Philip Sales QC of 11KBW. Sales took silk […]

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