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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 […]


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 […]

McClure Naismith wins Linklaters finance star

McClure Naismith wins Linklaters finance star” /> Scottish firm McClure Naismith is boosting its banking practice with the hire of a partner from Linklaters. Edinburgh-born Patrick Bell returns to his home town from Linklaters’ Warsaw office, where he was head of the finance team. The appointment is key to McClure Naismith’s strategy to build up […]

Got it covered?

From 1 October, all firms will be required to have at least £2m of professional indemnity cover. Richard Harrison and Gaby Kaiser discuss the current climate of risk management

Mills & Reeve launches China practice

Mills & Reeve is launching a 20-strong China team to advise clients on doing business in China. The team will be led by Robert Weatherley, an assistant who joined Mills & Reeve from Clifford Chance earlier this year. Weatherley spent six months on secondment in Shanghai, where he acted for Alcatel China on the acqusition […]

Internet bumps up use of Citizens Advice Euro arm

A specialist Citizens Advice cross-border advice service handled disputes valued at more than £1m over the last 12 months and acted for almost two-thirds more European consumers than it did the previous year. The European Consumer Centre (ECC), run by Citizens Advice, helps people resolve problems related to goods and services bought cross-border in Europe. […]

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