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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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Hammonds loses another pensions partner to Eversheds

Eversheds has hired Hammonds pension star Jay Doraisamy to bulk up its London pensions practice. Doraisamy will join the national firm as partner, working alongside another former Hammonds partner David Beswick. The  move comes after The Lawyer reported Doraisamy and Beswick resigning from Hammonds along with partners Martin Letza and Amanda Allen ( 1 April) […]

Freshfields, Links lead way on Heineken-Globe Pub debt deal

Magic circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have lined up to advise on brewing giant Heineken’s surprise investment in Globe Pub Company’s senior debt. Magic circle firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have lined up to advise on brewing giant Heineken’s surprise investment in Globe Pub Company’s senior debt. Under advice from a Freshfields […]

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BlackBerry injunction forces Chinese wall on DLA

DLA Piper has installed Chinese walls in its litigation group after BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (Rim) instructed Allen & Overy (A&O) to seek an injunction against the firm. DLA Piper has installed Chinese walls in its litigation group after BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (Rim) instructed Allen & Overy (A&O) to seek an injunction […]

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Simmons set to vote on moving legal jobs offshore

Firm lines up qualified agency staff in India, South Africa or Australia SIMMONS & Simmons is preparing a plan to outsource work to agency lawyers in low-cost jurisdictions, paving the way for a fresh wave of outsourcing in the legal sector. Partners will vote this week on a proposal to use external lawyers in India, […]

Bakers guides Sphinx through fund set-up

The London office of Baker & McKenzie has advised on the establishment of a $100m (£68.35m) turnaround fund in Egypt. The London office of Baker & McKenzie has advised on the establishment of a $100m (£68.35m) turnaround fund in Egypt. The fund, run by Sphinx Private Equity, has secured investment from the European Investment Bank […]

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