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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 […]



Bindmans and Leigh Day fail to convince court on ‘right to die’ cases

Bindmans and Leigh Day & Co have today lost joined up cases on the ‘right to die’ and assisted suicide after a judge ruled that it was the role of parliament to consider changes to the law. In the High Court Lord Justice Toulson, Mr Justice Royce and Mrs Justice Macur rejected challenges to the […]

Top Mark

Howard Kennedy boss ticks modernising boxes – as recommended by The Lawyer When Mark Dembovsky walked into Howard Kennedy’s offices almost 18 months ago he had the critical words of this publication ringing in his ears. Fresh from a tongue-lashing by exiting partner Ursula Danagher over lack of transparency, communication and partner involvement, the firm […]


Dewey tweaks partner settlement plan again

Dewey & LeBoeuf’s bankruptcy team has offered former partners further changes to the firm’s settlement plan, a week after telling them an amended deal was final. Wind-down chiefs for the US firm have informed ex-partners that there have been uncontroversial modifications to the partner contribution plan that absolves partners of liability from the estate, with […]


MAB and 3VB offer first defence in Barclays test case

Lawyers for Barclays have filed the first defence against claims of mis-selling complex derivatives. The big four banks have so far avoided litigation over the alleged interest-rate product mis-selling and Libor fixing. But in a case brought by Cooke Young & Keidan partner Philip Young with Tim Lord QC of Brick Court Chambers as counsel […]

McDermott lures Jones Day’s former Shanghai chief

Long-serving Jones Day Shanghai partner Winston Zhao has left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery, citing the latter’s local ally MWE China as a major draw. Zhao, a veteran corporate and M&A lawyer in China with over 20 years of experience, was Jones Day’s Shanghai parter-in-charge from 1999 to 2010. He has joined McDermott […]

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