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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 […]



Caterpillar head of commercial legal group: Inside track

Caterpillar lawyer Torsten Bartsch knows a thing or two about the environment – handy for a plant maker facing tough EU rules. Joanne Harris reports It might seem odd to find someone who qualified as an environmental lawyer working for a business that is most famous for building mining equipment, but as Torsten Bartsch explains, […]

Paul Gilbert

The hidden burden of the general counsel role

In another life I once held positions as general counsel in two major companies and so watching the News International phone hacking story play out in the press and on television I cannot help having a thought for Tom Crone and wondering what he must be going through now and what it was like for […]


Twitter.  Just the very name sounds stupid doesn’t it? 

And some of the language around it – twittering, twitterati, twittersphere, tweeting, tweeps – sounds frivolous and lightweight. For those of you who tweet, nothing I say here will be a surprise.  For those of you who don’t, some of it may be. Before I start, let me just say that this is not a […]

Taylor Wessing, Ince lawyers chart new course to Hamburg shipping boutique

A group of eight lawyers, four each from Taylor Wessing and Ince & Co’s Hamburg offices, have split off to establish a shipping law boutique in the German city. Fleet Hamburg consists of the entirety of Taylor Wessing’s transport and logistics team in Hamburg, with the addition of three shipping litigators and an insolvency specialist […]

Foreign investors in China using the VIE structure (part II )

n this installment of our continuing series on managing the risks inherent in the Variable Interest Entity (VIE) structure, which is a common work around structure used in a variety of industry sectors in China, we will look at how to fix a VIE deal that has gone pear shaped, including a discussion of some […]

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