Latest Briefings

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 […]


Deals round-up

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (Jim Lavery, Natalie Town) advised Baring English Growth Fund on the management buyout of UK-based computer manufacturer Stone Computers for £20m. Stone Computers advised by Pinsent Masons. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Antony Grossman, Victoria Sawyer) advised BAA on its agreement with Morley Fund Management to form a property joint venture, the […]

Former Testa, Altheimer partners resort to court

The US legal market’s most recent high-profile bankruptcies got nasty last week following audacious legal proceedings from former partners of Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault and Altheimer & Gray. Ten former Altheimer partners had a call for a criminal investigation rejected by a bankruptcy judge, while a group of eight former Testa partners tried to force […]

Stephenson Harwood hires Islamic finance head

Stephenson Harwood has hired a new head of Islamic finance. Bilal Aquil joins following work at Calyon (formerly Crédit Lyonnais). He will be responsible for Stephenson Harwood’s Islamic finance work across a range of areas including real estate and banking. The firm has also recruited John Roebuck as a consultant in the commercial litigation team, […]

The work-life quiz

Simon Pizzey, managing partner, Veale Wasbrough What was your first ever job? Beer making at Ushers Brewery in Trowbridge. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Attending too many fast food outlets in order to gather evidence for a passing off action. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out […]

V-lex regroups as Nabarros merger fails

Leading technology boutique V-lex has relaunched in London and Sheffield despite losing three directors after a deal to merge with Nabarro Nathanson fell through. V-lex, a limited company regulated by the Law Society, was set to merge with Nabarros until it emerged that the larger firm was going to offer only two of V-lex’s five […]

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