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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 […]


CRP and Barclays Bank

The traditional North West triumvirate – Eversheds, DLA and Addleshaws – all secured places on the CRP deal. Eversheds and DLA reversed their roles following HSBC’s initial investment in CRP in September 1998, when Barclays Bank also injected an amount of debt into the company. Last time, it was Eversheds’ turn to advise HSBC after […]

Abbey National

Abbey National targets Bank of Scotland in a merger bid worth £24bn. Abbey National advised by Slaughter and May (Frances Murphy and William Underhill), Lehman Brothers and UBS Warburg. Bank of Scotland advised by Herbert Smith (Michael Walter), Credit Suisse First Boston and Cazenove.

Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital arranges and underwrites £680m worth of senior and mezzanine facilities in connection with the leveraged acquisition of Rank’s holiday division by a consortium comprising Bourne Leisure Group

Stanbrook & Hooper wins EU partner

Brussels firm Stanbrook & Hooper is taking a name partner from niche firm Kemmler Rapp Böhlke Crosby to boost its EU law practice. Scott Crosby, who has been a partner at Kemmler Rapp for 20 years, has experience in a range of EU law work with a focus on governance. He is well known for […]

Ashursts lands Virgin in Australia

Ashurst Morris Crisp has just completed its first Australian telecom deal for Virgin Mobile. This is the second telecom deal Ashursts has completed for the company, and is nearing completion on a third. All the deals concern the launching of Virgin Mobile in different countries via a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), with an alliance […]

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