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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 […]



CC focuses on white-collar crime with NY litigation hires

Clifford Chance has moved to plug the gap left by the departures of several high-profile US litigators with a trio of partner hires. Nixon Peabody’s head of government investigations and white-collar crime, Edward O’Callaghan, Morvillo Abramowitz partner Christopher Morvillo and US Attorney’s Office lawyer David Raskin all join Clifford Chance as partners in New York […]

Tending the borders

Multinationals need to adopt high regulatory principles if they are not to fall prey to increased cross-border activity by, and cooperation between, authorities. By Geoff Nicholas The globalisation of business has had a profound impact on the investigations landscape. It has led many countries to introduce new legislative measures to extend significantly the global reach […]

Gillian Chapman

Links dismisses talk of employment group rift

Employment and incentives may not be the words that get most people’s hearts pumping, but for Linklaters the practice area has been a source of strife of late. Two partners have left the City team that acts for the firm’s corporate clients, including HSBC and RBS, in the past month. The Lawyer (26 September) reported that […]


SJ Berwin adds to structured finance team with Sidley hire

SJ Berwin has expanded its finance team with a hire from Sidley Austin. Structured finance specialist Andrew Bliss joins SJ Berwin from Sidley Austin, where he had been a partner in the global finance group since 2002. Bliss has experience in loan and rental deposit securitisations, repackagings, establishing MTN programmes, straight bonds and equity and […]


Nauta Dutilh launches IP practice with hire of P&T Luxembourg in-houser

Benelux firm Nauta Dutilh has kickstarted an IP and technology practice with the hire of in-houser Vincent Wellens. Wellens and a team of lawyers join Nauta Dutilh from communications company P&T Luxembourg, where he was the EU regulatory and competition counsel. Nauta Dutilh has been present in Luxembourg for eight years, but managing partner Josée […]

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