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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 […]


Making up partners

How heartwarming it was to see Wayne Rooney and David Beckham make up so publicly on the pitch last week after their first-half fall-out during the calamitous (for England fans at least) England v Ireland game. Hugs and kisses all round. It was equally touching the other day when one of Tulkinghorn’s spies came across […]

Squire Sanders hikes Latin American presence with Steel Hector marriage

US law firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey beat almost a dozen firms to secure its merger with Miami-based Steel Hector & Davis last week, creating one of the first global firms with a strong presence in Latin America. The announcement last Tuesday (6 September) ends months of negotiations and creates an 800-lawyer firm with 37 […]

Firm profile: Marks & Clerk

Managing partner: Mark Blair Fee income: £2.5m Total number of partners: Three Total number of fee-earners: Nine Main practice areas: Specialist IP Key clients: BMW, First Choice Holidays, Interflora, Lucasfilm and MedImmune Number of offices: One Location: London When patent and trademark attorneys Marks & Clerk brought its associated law firm Blair & Co under […]

Beachcrofts looks at FSA Arrow visits

Beachcroft Wansbrough’s financial services division is launching the first-ever independent research into the effects of the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) ‘Arrow’ visits. The FSA conducts regular ‘advanced risk response operating framework’, or Arrow, visits to financial services firms as part of its role as regulator. The visits are designed to monitor and reduce the risks […]

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