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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 […]

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Coca-Cola general counsel quits

Coca-Cola’s general counsel and corporate secretary Deval Patrick has quit the drinks giant. Patrick’s resignation coincides with investigations by the Securities Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice into claims that Coca-Cola inflated profits by shipping excessive soft drink syrup to bottlers in Japan. However, a Coca-Cola spokesperson denied that the two were linked and […]

US firms stump up cash for Kerry campaign

US law firms are throwing their weight behind Democratic candidate John Kerry by contributing more than a quarter of a million dollars to the presidential challenger’s campaign funds. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has emerged as the top contributor to Kerry’s campaign, giving $105,650 (£58,824). Of Kerry’s top 10 fundraisers, four are law firms, […]

Linklaters appoints new Hong Kong head

Linklaters has replaced the managing partner of its Hong Kong office with the head of its litigation and arbitration team in Asia. Marc Harvey is taking over the post from Nick Rees who is returning to the firm’s London corporate group after five years at the helm. Harvey has been with Linklaters for over 13 […]

Salans goes live with former Altheimer & Gray Chinese office

Salans has received approval from the Chinese Government to practice in the region, giving it the go ahead on the office it took on from Altheimer & Gray (A&G) last year. Although Salans signed the deal with A&G in October 2003, the firm has been waiting for official approval from the Government to allow it […]

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