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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 […]


Denton Wilde Sapte loses arch loyalist Blakeley to Akin Gump

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has lost loyalist and former managing partner Steven Blakeley to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Blakeley is set the leave the firm at the end of the month to take up a role as head of corporate at the US firm. His departure is a symbolic blow, depriving DWS of one of […]

What a bunch of Wonkas

It’s good to see that the lawyers at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft are doing their best to keep the spirit of youth alive. On a recent trip to the firm’s London offices (soon to be renamed Wonka Wilkinson and the Sweetie Factory), Tulkinghorn was surprised to see bowls of sweets scattered around the office instead […]


London-based Howard Kennedy has appointed Ronaldo Sallows as a partner in the company and commercial department. Sallows joined last week from Withers where he was a senior solicitor. This new appointment brings the total number of partners at Howard Kennedy to 65. Paul Catterall will also join the firm’s residential property team as an assistant […]

A man for all reasons

UK firms take note – US rival Dewey Ballantine appears to have found a new (and rather inventive) way of increasing the firm’s profile. During a recent meeting with one of The Lawyer’s scribes, a spokesman for the firm spent several minutes singing the celebrity praises of Polish senior partner Lejb Fogelman. A rather unusual […]

Taylor Wessing wins EY Luther partner

EY Luther Menold has suffered another loss from its IT/IP practice, this time to Taylor Wessing as the UK firm goes head-to-head with Bird & Bird. The hire is Taylor Wessing’s second technology recruitment this year. Earlier it raided Bird & Bird to boost its Munich operation with Reinhard Gaertner. In Germany, technology lawyers at […]

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