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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 […]

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Banks under pressure as demand for HMRC loans soars

The UK’s leading banks are struggling to cope with the demand for new loans from fixed-share partners (FSPs) in the run-up to tax law changes on 6 April. Industry sources suggest that up to 8,000 individuals are looking to borrow money from UK banks in an attempt to inject new capital into their firms ahead […]

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Spain’s Gómez-Acebo reports third year of declining revenue

Spanish firm Gomez-Acebo & Pombo has reported a third successive year of falling revenue, but has almost halted the rate of decline, posting a turnover drop of just 0.9 per cent last year. Turnover fell from €61.9m in 2012 to €60.7m last year (7 February 2013). The results follow a 1.4 per cent drop between […]

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ULaw vs BPP: hostilities subside, war goes on and on

The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning. One senior lecturer recently told Lawyer 2B that hostilities have subsided in the war of the law schools. The Legal Education and Training Review (LETR), he said, has made all providers pause as they wait to […]

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A&O and Norton Rose Fulbright line up for successful Singapore licence renewal

Allen & Overy and Norton Rose Fulbright are understood to have successfully completed the Singaporean renewal process to extend their Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences for another five years.  The two firms are thought to be among six to have been through the renewal process in recent months. The Singapore Ministry of Law (MLAW) is expected […]

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