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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 […]



Lovells launches South African outsourcing pilot

Lovells has embarked on a second major outsourcing project, with document production for its real estate practice currently being carried out in South Africa. The firm first experimented with outsourcing in 2007, when the document review process of a major litigation case was carried out by an outsourcing company in India (3 December 2007). Under […]

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) […]

Simmons bulks up Middle East offering with two more partners

Simmons & Simmons has continued to invest in its Middle East practice by sending two finance ­partners to Dubai, including Philip Abbott, who will head the regional finance team. Simmons & Simmons has continued to invest in its Middle ;East ;practice by sending two finance ­partners to Dubai, including Philip Abbott, who will head the regional finance […]

Cadwalader profits plummet 30 per cent

Profits at US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft plummeted 30 per cent in the 2008 calendar year, with average profit per equity partner dropping from $2.72m in 2007 to $1.88m. Over the same period revenues dropped by 13.8 per cent, from $587m at the end of 2007 to $506m in 2008. The figures come at […]

Trainee retention rates defy economic crisis

Trainees due to qualify in spring 2009 have been largely shielded from the recession, with retention rates holding steady at above 80 per cent. Leading the charge are Slaughter and May and Norton Rose, which are keeping hold of 96 and 90 per cent of their spring ­qualifiers respectively. ­Norton Rose is followed closely by […]

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