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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 […]


Harbottle & Lewis

UK 200 Position: 113 … Position: 114Firm: Harbottle & Lewis Turnover: £17.6mRevenue per fee-earner: £207KRevenue per lawyer: £255KRevenue per partner: £733KTotal number of fee-earners: 85Total number of qualified partners: 69Total number of partners: 24Total number of female partners: 7Total number of staff: 170


George rescues Fannie and Freddie

A&O called in as mortgage giants are bailed out. The US government’s bailout of ­mortgage giants Fannie Mae and ­Freddie Mac sent shockwaves through Manhattan last week. A&O called in as mortgage giants are bailed out. The US government’s bailout of ­mortgage giants Fannie Mae and ­Freddie Mac sent shockwaves through Manhattan last week. The […]

Addleshaws puts MoD’s £3bn PPP deal with Holdfast to bed

Addleshaw Goddard has advised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a £3bn PPP deal with the Holdfast consortium to provide training and accommodation for the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) until 2038. RSME ;is ;a ;30-year ­project covering training, construction of new buildings and refurbishment of existing accommodation, as well as the relocation of […]

Zoom Airlines’ UK administrators call on Shepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn has won the mandate to advise the UK administrators of Canada’s Zoom Airlines after the low-cost airline filed for bankruptcy. In Canada, law firm Bennett Jones is acting for the bankruptcy trustee after the Canadian arm of Zoom also filed for bankruptcy. Insolvency partner Fiona Paterson at Shepherd and Wedderburn is leading […]

Pensions at Freshfields – but not for partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has introduced a benefits scheme that allows all employees, but not partners, to access benefits such as a defined contribution pension scheme. The scheme, which 60 per cent of employees have signed up to, awards each member of staff a pot of money that can be invested in a range of ways, […]

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