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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 […]


Foley & Lardner bolsters Chicago litigation group

US law firm Foley & Lardner has bolstered its litigation practice group with the hire of Byron Gregory following a raid on McDermott Will & Emery. Gregory joins the firm’s Chicago office as a partner within the litigation practice. He was previously a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, where he spent 37 years developing […]

Gordons takes on Eversheds Leeds star to head construction team

Yorkshire firm Gordons has snagged Eversheds Leeds partner Richard Piper to head its construction team. Piper’s hire is the first since Gordons merged with Leeds-based Nelson & Co in May 2004 and brings the number of partners at the firm to 39. He will start work at Gordons on 31 October this year. Clients Piper […]

Shearman, Weil face-to-face on ProSiebenSat.1 Media sale

Shearman & Sterling and Weil Gotshal & Manges have taken the lead roles on Germany’s largest-ever media deal. In a transaction worth around €2.5bn (£1.73bn), publishing company Axel Springer has bought a majority stake in television broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media. Shearman advised longstanding client Axel Springer on its acquisition of the broadcasting group from the existing […]

Linklaters makes further gains in NY hiring spree

Linklaters has continued its New York hiring spree with the appointment of two partners from US firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Shearman & Sterling. Bindu Culas and Tom McGrath join Linklaters’ rapidly expanding New York office as partners. Culas was previously a senior associate specialising in executive compensation at Sullivan, while McGrath was of counsel […]

Lovells reaps Asian Citrus’s AIM flotation

Lovells has advised new client Asian Citrus Holdings on the largest Chinese IPO on the AIM market to date. Asian Citrus, China’s largest orange plantation operator, has two orange plantations, which combined cover an area the size of Guernsey. Lovells developed a relationship with the company through its Hong Kong office, which advised on the […]

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