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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 […]


Skadden loses third partner in a week

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has lost its third partner in a week, with restructuring partner Jan Baker defecting to Latham & Watkins. Baker has been appointed head of Latham & Watkins’ restructuring group and will be based in the firm’s New York office. It is understood that Baker will be joined by a […]

2 Gray’s Inn collapse hands 15 to 4KBW

LONDON set 4 King’s Bench Walk (4KBW) has boosted its ranks with the addition of 15 barristers from collapsed set 2 Gray’s Inn Square LONDON set 4 King’s Bench Walk (4KBW) has boosted its ranks with the addition of 15 barristers from collapsed set 2 Gray’s Inn Square. The move takes 4KBW’s membership to 50 […]


Shell Shock: David Isenegger, Shell UK

April’s North Sea helicopter crash turned the spotlight on the UK oil industry. Shell managing counsel David Isenegger tells Tom Phillips about the challenges of working in such a remote and dangerous industry David Isenegger Recent events in the North Sea brought the oil industry to the front pages for tragic reasons. Oil is often […]


Freshfields to give non-retained qualifiers a golden goodbye

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to give a goodwill cash payment to trainees who are not retained after qualifying in September. The City firm has announced that it will only take on 71 per cent of its current September qualifying class. Its retention rate last September was 91 per cent. Trainee recruitment head Deborah Dalgleish said:  […]

People Moves

Finers Stephens Innocent has hired Addleshaw Goddard’s head of equality Jane Amphlett. Jane Amphlett Move of the week She joins as a partner in the employment group, having been a partner at Addleshaws. Finers managing partner Paul Millett said: “This is the fifth partner-level lateral hire we have made in the past year.” UK LONDON […]

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