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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 […]


Hogan raids rival for HK launch

Washington DC-based Hogan & Hartson has bucked the trend for firms pulling out of Hong Kong by launching a new base there following a raid on US rival Squire Sanders & Dempsey. Hogan’s new base will add to its existing China capability in Beijing and Shanghai, which were opened in 2002 and 2004 respectively. “The […]

Pfizer adviser

Business and biotechnological expertise go hand-in-hand at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Europe’s legal department – along with a dash of innovation. Lorraine Cushnie reports Donise Winter is not a woman to walk away from a challenge. As European legal director for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) Europe, Winter and her two-man team have responsibility for all business […]

DLA Weiss-Tessbach bags partner duo from rival

DLA Weiss-Tessbach in Vienna has raided Austrian rival Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati for two partners. Claudine Vartian and Oskar Winkler joined earlier this month. Vartian is an antitrust and competition lawyer with expertise in telecoms, while Winkler is an insurance specialist. The Austrian firm became a part of DLA through a 2003 merger. It gave […]

Addleshaws plays star role advising Filmbank on new screening licence

Addleshaw Goddard has landed Filmbank as a new client after advising the film distribution company on an innovative new licence. Media partner Euan Lawson led the team advising Filmbank on the new Public Video Screening Licence (PVSL), launched in July. The licence is designed to help organisations and businesses such as schools, retailers and churches […]

Linklaters expands Asia corporate practice

Linklaters has relocated two key corporate partners to Hong Kong and Shanghai as part of an aggressive expansion drive in the region. Partner Keith Johnson rejoins the Hong Kong office this week to head the firm’s corporate and M&A practice. Johnson spent two years at Linklaters’ Hong Kong base in the early nineties but has […]

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