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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 […]


Chadwick LJ returns to the bar at One Essex Ct

Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Chadwick has today (12 November) retired from the bench to rejoin his old chambers One Essex Court. Chadwick, who was made up to the bench 16 years ago, becomes an associate member of the set, as under the bar rules the judge cannot rejoin as a tenant. His practice […]


A&O and Freshfields boost US associate bonuses

Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer yesterday announced their new bonuses for US associates. Both firms matched market rates, announcing end-of-year and special bonuses starting at $35,000 for class of 2007 associates and rising to a total of $115,000 for class of 2001 or older associates. The latter figure includes a $50,000 special bonus. […]

Stephenson Harwood boosts revenue by 23 per cent

Stephenson Harwood’s revenue has swelled 23 per cent to £38.6m for the first six months of the year. The firm, which made £31.3m in the same period last year, has seen its corporate practice take the lead with 63 per cent growth with other practices also experiencing double-digit growth. “We have continued to see a […]

Up for the downstroke

When you are a respected partner at a firm such as DLA Piper the expectation is that when you move it will be to somewhere with a standing equal to or greater than your current firm. Not so for Darryl Cooke, erstwhile head of DLA Piper’s private equity practice. For rather than looking towards the […]

SJ Berwin gets planning go-ahead for Northern Gateway port project

SJ Berwin has helped PD Ports secure planning permission for the Northern Gateway, a £300m deep-sea container terminal in Teesport, North East England. The firm bagged the instruction, its first for the Babcock & Brown Infrastructure subsidiary, in 2005 after the original adviser was conflicted out. The firm was responsible for the landside operations of […]

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