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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 […]


Barlow Lyde opens in Oxford

City firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert is broadening its corporate practice through the appointment of an IT team in Oxford. The team will set up an office in Oxford Business Park, giving Barlows a UK presence outside London for the first time. The mo ve will also make Barlows the first City firm with a […]

Rowe & Maw and Ashurts vie for DLR preferred adviser role

Rowe & Maw has been appointed as a preferred property adviser by Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and is acting on its first piece of work for the new client. A public body, DLR is part of Transport for London and owns the automated light rail system which serves the Docklands area. The appointment follows the […]

The dynamic duo

Although rarely in the same room together, John Heller and Chris Jones have managed to launch French and German practices for Hammonds John Heller has chosen a classy way to mark the anniversary of his quarter-century at Hammond Suddards Edge. Last week, the partnership voted on French and German mergers, taking what used to be […]

Cobbetts dumps Legal 500 and rethinks stance on Chambers

Manchester-based Cobbetts is pulling out of Legal 500 and intends to review its position on Chambers & Partners in the year ahead. Michael Shaw, managing partner at Cobbetts, says that the decision to pull out of Legal 500 is based on the directory’s method of research rather than the fee to place a submission, which […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – chelsfield

SJ Berwin’s relationship with quoted property company Chelsfield has steadily deepened since the firm acted on the acquisition of 1 Golden Lane as part of a portfolio in 1998. The sale of the building to a Middle Eastern investment company for £41m hinged on the completion of two agreements negotiated earlier last year. One was […]

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