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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 […]


Willkie man stands in Paris bar election

Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner Dominique Mondolini is running in the Paris bar’s first contested election next week, seeking to capture the vote of international firms vexed by recent tensions with the bar. The Paris bar has traditionally nominated just one lawyer for vacant seats on its council, but the lack of an officially-endorsed candidate […]

Vinge gets new leader

Swedish firm Vinge is set to announce that Fredrik von Baumgarten will be appointed as the firm’s new managing partner, succeeding Michael Wigge. Wigge, who has served a successful four years in charge, will step down formally at the beginning of March. Wigge’s three-year term expired last year but he was asked to stay on […]

No change at BBC after panel review

The BBC has completed a review of its external legal panel, deciding to keep all of its law firms. Bristows, Denton Wilde Sapte, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Linklaters, Lovells, Olswang and Richards Butler have all retained their places. The review was conducted by BBC general counsel Nicholas Eldred, assistant general counsel David Serjeant, head of corporate […]

Grapevine at Mipim, Cannes

In the last few days lawyers from all over Europe have been packing sunglasses, golf clubs and large quantities of aspirin and telling their colleagues they’ll be out of the office “on business” for a few days. Yes – it’s Mipim time again. Whether any ‘business’ gets done is always somewhat questionable, but you can […]

Rosenblatts gets role on Telegraph deal after Big Ones sale

Rosenblatt Solicitors, which is advising longstanding client Richard Desmond on his disposal of Asian Babes and Big Ones, looks set to be brought in alongside Desmond’s corporate council Ashurst on the Telegraph Group auction. Rosenblatts advised Desmond three years ago on an aborted deal to sell his adult magazine stable, but last week finally completed […]

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