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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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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 […]

Standard & Poor’s appoints new Euro legal chief

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s has named James Penrose as its new senior European counsel. Penrose takes over from Ian Bell who now heads S&P’s European structured finance credit rating business after six years in the role. Penrose is now responsible over seeing the ratings analysts for structured finance, corporate public finance and sovereign groups. […]

Germans throw in the towel

It may be getting a tad late for this story as, judging by the number of voicemails Tulkinghorn is coming up against when on the blower, most of you are already on the beach. But one kindly soul has offered the following nugget of advice for any UK tourist faced with the all-too-familiar Teutonic-towel-on-the-sun-lounger scenario: […]

Clayton Utz instructed on Tattersall’s IPO

Australia’s Clayton Utz has advised on the largest IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange so far this year, with the A$2.17bn (£920m) listing of gaming house Tattersall’s. Partners Penny Grau and Charles Rosedale led the team, working alongside Tattersall’s in-house team. Tattersall’s was privately held for 120 years and the listing meant a company restructuring, […]

Coudert set for dissolution

Following the collapse of Coudert Brothers’ merger negotiations with Baker & McKenzie (B&M), Coudert partners yesterday voted to release its partners from their fiduciary duties. This will allow partners to go to other firms and to solicit clients. The next step is a formal dissolution. It is understood that following due diligence B&M decided that […]

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