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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 […]



The knives have been out for a while at Cadwalader. But this week, it’s going to be former chairman Bob Link that gets cut (see story). In reality, Link’s days have been numbered since February, when the twin roles of chairman and managing partner he held were split, with global finance head Chris White taking […]

Camerons seeking bigger Square Mile HQ

CMS Cameron McKenna has begun the search for a new office in the Square Mile to replace its Mitre House premises. The lease on Camerons’ current building runs out in 2015 and the firm is considering a pre-let on a new building in the City. The firm has hired real estate adviser CB Richard Ellis […]

Skadden sets pace by ditching special bonus

Skadden sets pace by ditching special bonus” />Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has abandoned special bonuses for associates due to the economic downturn. Skadden executive partner Bob Sheehan sent a firm-wide email today outlining plans for associates to receive bonuses in line with 2007 levels without last year’s additional special bonus. Skadden’s approach to […]

Judicial Office tinkers with tailors tradition

The judicial Office has ditched bespoke tailoring for off-the-peg after it emerged that, in a break with hundreds of years of tradition, new judges’ robes are factory-made. Judges have had robes individually tailored since the Middle Ages, but the new collection, created in consultation with designer Betty Jackson, is understood to come in five generic […]

FoxMandal Little hires Akash Chittranshi IP lawyer

India’s largest law firm by lawyer numbers, FoxMandal Little (FML), has hired a new head of copyright from specialist Indian IP firm Akash Chittranshi & Associates. Rahul Beruar joins FML as a senior associate, and will focus on copyright enforcement, trademarks prosecution, intellectual property rights-related litigation and contracts. Beruar said: “Copyright enforcement is the need […]

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