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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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LG employment partner quits for DWF ahead of Wragges merger

DWF has raided Lawrence Graham for employment partner Helga Breen to lead the London employment team. It comes ahead of LG’s planned merger with Wragge & Co, which is expected to go ahead in May. The deal was voted through by both firms at the end of last year (18 November 2013). Breen joined LG […]

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Goldsmith named co-head of Debevoise London base

Former attorney general Peter Goldsmith QC has been named co-managing partner of Debevoise & Plimpton’s London office.  Goldsmith takes on the role today alongside chair of the firm’s tax practice Richard Ward. The pair are taking the reins from previous London head James Scoville, who has stepped down from the management role after eight years. […]

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The Hot 100: Litigation/regulation

Neal Gibson  Nabarro Dual-qualified Nabarro litigation partner Neal Gibson has represented a variety of high-profile pensions and financial services clients in cases spanning the IBM litigation to the restructuring of UK Coal.  He led a team to win a case for trustees of IBM over documents going back to 1983. He also represented the trustees […]

Global antitrust fines figures were up again in 2013, reports Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy has reported that across seven major jurisdictions selected for its Global Cartel Enforcement 2013 Year in Review, cartel fines handed down in 2013 totalled €3.1bn (£2.6bn). The firm found that fewer new global investigations have emerged this year. However, fine levels in the seven selected countries increased by 10.5 per cent in […]

Stewarts Law lawyer strike-off ruling heads back to SDT

It is almost a year since former Stewarts Law partner Andrew Shaw and associate Craig Turnbull were struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal following a private prosecution. Because the pair appealed the ruling details around the case were sketchy, with the SDT judgment kept under wraps pending the outcome of the appeal. On Monday […]

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