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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 […]


Corrigan’s Mayfair

I am meeting Irvine Sellar, the extrovert and flamboyant Chairman of Sellar Property and creator of the Shard, for lunch at Corrigan’s of Mayfair. Name: Corrigan’s Rating: 9/10 Best for: A damn good meal Nearest Tube: Marble Arch/ Bond Street Website: Irvine has a cheeky sense of humour and can be blunt as a […]

Richard Masters

Revealed: McGrigors and Pinsent Masons moot £282m merger  

McGrigors and Pinsent Masons are preparing the ground for a potential merger in a deal that would make the combined firm the 12th largest in the UK by turnover. The firms today confirmed that they are holding merger talks, with partners due to vote on the deal by February. In a joint statement to The […]

Job Watch: Energy, should you relocate?

Working in the UK and further afield both offer many advantages for lawyers trying to break into the energy sector. The Middle East, West Africa and the CIS are some of the best overseas locations for energy associates to gain experience, according to Chris Cayley of First Counsel, who notes that there is also a […]


Ex-Fulbright partner admits stealing £100k from firm

Former Fulbright & Jaworski partner Richard Simkin and his office manager wife Zakia Sharif have pleaded guilty to stealing £100,000 from the firm. The couple hid their relationship from the firm after Sharif was appointed to the £95,000-a-year office manager position in 2005 on Simkin’s recommendation, The Times reports. The pair appeared at the Old […]

EBRD Chief counsel: Change manager

Michel Nussbaumer, chief counsel at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is turning his attention towards nations affected by the Arab Spring Michel NussbaumerEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Title: Chief counselIndustry: BankingReporting to: Deputy general counsel Gerard SandersCompany turnover (new business): €9bn (£7.42bn)Employees: 1,500Annual legal spend: £5mLegal capability: 12 lawyers in the […]

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