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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 […]



Mayfair lady: Forsters

Sophie Hamilton’s vision of a private client and property practice failed to convince the City elite, so when she co-founded Forsters she chose London’s hotel district as its home. Forsters” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/13472_22_forsters.gif” />Walking through the front doors of Forsters’ Mayfair offices is a bit like walking into a hotel. The décor is in stark […]

Aon’s bid for Benfield puts CC opposite Debevoise

Clifford Chance is on the other side of the table to Debevoise & Plimpton in Aon Corporation’s proposed £935m takeover of London-listed insurer Benfield Group. Aon, one of the world’s largest insurance groups, called on Clifford Chance to advise on the cash bid that was agreed last week. Benfield was represented by the London office […]

Faegre flies in global co-head in UK rescue bid

US firm Faegre & Benson has sent its international practice co-head to London to stem a partner exodus and restore its UK fortunes. Minneapolis-based corporate partner Kathy Ruhland will spend one week a month in the London office, which has seen four out of 12 ­partners quit this year. The firm denied that Ruhland’s move […]

Moves round-up: 8 September 2008

• Shoosmiths has hired a former HBJ Gateley Wareing partner to lead its restructuring and insolvency group. Partner James Keates will be based in ­Birmingham. • Linklaters is to ship two partners out to the Middle East to strengthen its Dubai office. Capital markets partner Richard O-Callaghan and ­banking partner James Martin are set to […]

Hammonds forces Ryanair to accept third-party website tickets

Hammonds has won an injunction against Ryanair on behalf of a German price-comparison website after the airline threatened to refuse to honour bookings made via third parties. In August the no-frills ­airline announced it would not accept any online bookings unless they were made through Ryanair’s own website, with passengers being told they would be […]

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