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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 […]


Pillsbury Winthrop revenue down, profit static

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has posted end of year financial results that reveal a slight dip in revenue and effectively flat net profit growth. Pillsbury’s gross revenue was $576m (£313.8m), down 2.4 per cent from $590m (£295m) in 2007. Net profit grew slightly from $171m (£85.5m) to $171.5m (£93.5m) while remuneration to non equity partners […]


Clifford Chance makes New York finance lateral

Clifford Chance has ramped up its New York corporate finance capabilities, snaring a partner from Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Gary Brook will join the New York office advising financial institutions on leveraged lending, debt restructurings and securities offerings and acquisition financing. Clifford Chance US head Craig Medwick said: “The leveraged finance markets are evolving as […]


Trevor Faure quits Tyco

Tyco’s Europe, Middle East and Africa general counsel Trevor Faure has quit the company causing a wholesale reorganisation of the legal department. Tyco’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) general counsel Trevor Faure has quit the company causing a wholesale reorganisation of the legal department. Faure is understood to have bagged a global general counsel […]

Macfarlanes opens new jobs consultation

The total number of legal jobs under threat in The Lawyer’s UK 200 is 2,071 following the news that Macfarlanes has launched a redundancy consultation with 14 members of staff. Seven of these are real estate lawyers; the other seven are corporate and real estate secretaries. Meanwhile, redundancy consultations have ­finished at Bircham Dyson Bell, […]


Thacher Proffitt & Wood: bitter end

The manner in which Thacher Proffitt & Wood was wound up has left a sour taste with those left out in the cold, but that tells only half the story… Thacher Proffitt & Wood is now history, but that does not mean the story is over. If the rumours currently swirling around the chilly streets […]

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