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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 […]


Reforms to the insurance sector in India: the wait continues

By John Goulios, Biswajit Chatterjee, Daniel Sharma LLM and Joywin Matthew The winter session of the India parliament concluded on 20 December 2013. Against the backdrop of the slowing growth rate and demands from the investment community for economic reforms, one critical piece of legislation that was expected to be considered by the parliament was […]

Executive share plans: guide to executive share plans to motivate a broad range of employees

Effective share-based incentive plans should be designed to align the activities of executives and senior employees with the requirements of the company’s shareholders and meet their expectations with regard to quantum and corporate performance. Share plans should also be designed to benefit from any tax advantages available to the employing company and employees. Employers need […]

Santiago Gómez Sancha

Lawyer Management – Santiago Gómez Sancha, head of IT, Uría Menéndez

Santiago Gómez Sancha has been head of IT at Slaughter and May’s Spanish best friend, Uría Menéndez, since 2003. What’s been your biggest career challenge?  To manage my team and the stakeholders affected when a disaster recovery situation happened. Something in between a complete disaster and my worst nightmare happened while I was on a weekend […]


The Baltics: Three cheers

The legal market in the three Baltic states is getting back on track after a turbulent few years The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are beginning to regain some of the economic strength that earned them the ‘Baltic Tigers’ tag before the global financial crisis. And in a market becoming increasingly cross-border, lawyers […]

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