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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 […]


Hammonds bags Anschutz instruction for Manchester arena acquisition

Hammonds has won its first instruction for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), a company owned by American billionaire tycoon Philip Anschutz, the current redeveloper of the Millennium Dome and founder of Qwest Communications. Hammonds real estate partner Paul Groobey advised AEG on its acquisition of the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena complex, Europe’s largest indoor entertainment […]

Hale and Dorr, Wilmer Cutler on the verge of joining forces

Boston’s Hale and Dorr and Washington DC-based Wilmer Cutler & Pickering are poised to finalise a merger. As first revealed on (16 April), a deal is expected to be struck as early as this week, although partners at both firms have yet to vote. In 2002, Hale and Dorr and Wilmer Cutler generated revenues of […]

History lessen

Talking of cake, Tulkinghorn was idly leafing through the pages of Mrs Tulkinghorn’s April issue of Cosmopolitan, as is his wont, when he came across one ‘Phil Battenberg’. Under the title ‘Cosmo passion package’, the 24-year-old lawyer (who sadly has been single for six months) helpfully offered some of his insights into “what men really think about […]


Which US law firm sent a potential defence sector client a Christmas card with a picture of a hand grenade and a caption saying “litigation is war”?


Merricks goes into administration

Merricks, which has recently elected to dissolve the partnership, has been put into administration. On Thursday 8 April, the same day Merricks’ remaining nine partners elected to formally dissolve, a court order was granted by Mr Justice Lewison and the firm ceased trading. Nick O’Reilly and Jonathan Birch of accountancy firm Numerica were appointed joint […]

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