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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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Ashurst lands second countrywide bid

Ashurst is preparing for a run on its client, property company Countrywide, for the second time in three months, this time from US private equity house Apollo, advised by a Charles Randell-led team at Slaughter and May. Ashurst corporate head Adrian Clark is advising Countrywide alongside corporate partner Robert Ogilvy-Watson and London competition head Nigel […]

One Essex Ct mourns Christopher Carr QC

Christopher Carr QC, a barrister at One Essex Court, died on 2 March. Carr, 62, was a legal academic in both Canada and England before being called to the bar in London in 1975. He was awarded silk in 1983 after just eight years as a barrister. He was known in recent years for his […]

McGrigors rocked by loss of QC and partner

McGrigors’ London office has suffered a dual blow, with one banking and finance partner quitting and barrister Jonathan Fisher QC returning to chambers after just six months at the firm. SJ Berwin has hired banking and finance partner Stuart Brinkworth, who starts with the firm on 19 March. In July last year The Lawyer revealed […]

Colour coding

The long wait is over. The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes were finally gazetted and passed into law on 9 February 2007 by the South African government. Jay-Ann Jacobs reports

Practising what’s preached

Modern premises for the Commercial Court will be of no avail if the mindset is not brought into the 21st century. By Mark Humphries and Jane Larner

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