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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 […]


McGrigors stocks up on flotations

The corporate team at McGrigors tucked away 11, primarily AIM, flotations in six months, despite a turbulent year which saw the exit of three legacy KLegal partners. The eleventh deal came on 5 August with the introduction to AIM of the Toronto-based technology company Azure Dynamics Corporation. McGrigors advised stockbrokers Bridgewell on the deal, with […]

Markel International in legal head first

Insurance group Markel International has appointed its first ever head of legal. Penny Whitwell has been promoted from her role as general counsel of the company’s professional liability division to become head of legal for the entire business. Whitwell joined Markel in 1990 as a claims manager, moving to professional liability in 2001. She began […]

Herbies wins Hypo

Herbert Smith has completed its first deal for new client Hypo Real Estate Bank International. The City firm advised Hypo on an £88m bid facility made available to Winten to finance its recommended offer for property investment group Estate & General. Herbert Smith was picked as one of Hypo’s preferred advisers after it was spun […]

Arnold Bloch Leibler appoints commission big shot

Australia’s Arnold Bloch Leibler has appointed the former chairman of the Australian Competition Commission (ACCC) as a consultant to its trade practices group. Allan Fels, who joined the firm earlier this month, will also provide general consultation services, and has expressed an interest in the firm’s public interest law practice. Fels resigned from the ACCC […]


Despite the trendy name, KSB Law is a firm strongly grounded in English history. The first mention of the 19-partner firm can be found circa 1792. Then based at Lincoln’s Inn, it only moved earlier this year after centuries of merger and demerger. Now comfortably ensconced in its new City premises and with the aim […]

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