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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 […]


Rowe & Maw merger gets Illinois blues

Rowe & Maw and Mayer Brown & Platt will not be able to merge fully until the State of Illinois gives the go-ahead for limited liability partnerships (LLPs) The news comes in the wake of the firms’ deal to create a $614m (£434.7m) law firm – the tenth-largest in the world.In the meantime, the UK […]

MoFo puts US Taliban client at arm's length

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has distanced itself from one of its most infamous clients A team led by partner James Brosnahan will continue to represent John Walker Lindh, the US man caught fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but under their own names rather than as representatives of the firm. “There is a concern that […]

Legal Widow

It’s promotion time again in the classroom, and the Lawyer, who fancies himself a kingmaker in these matters, is advising Subjudice, who’s going for head girl.“You have two strategies,” he told her. “Threaten to leave, or find someone whose leg you can cling to.”“What about working hard and being popular?” asked Subjudice. The Lawyer snorted, […]

Moquet Borde recruits trio of senior partners

Moquet Borde & Associés has hired three senior partners following the disintegration of its former international alliance BBLP Alain Cerles joins from Société Générale, where he was the former head of legal; IT partner Marie-Laure Chevalier joins from Sopra Group, where she was head of legal; and Eric Diamantis joins from the French firm SCP […]

Reynolds Porter in Foot-and-Mouth battle

Reynolds Porter Cham-berlain is using Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights to challenge the Government’s decision to hold the Foot-and-Mouth inquiry in private The firm is representing four national newspaper groups – Associated News-papers, The Telegraph Group, Mirror Group Newspapers and Guardian Newspapers – in their bid to intervene in a judicial […]

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