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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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A Sino-Russian pact

Chinese legal giant Dacheng’s global reach is expanding at an ever-increasing pace. Not content with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore and Taipei, the 2000-lawyer firm just opened in Moscow. Will London be next? Dacheng becomes Chinese pioneer with Moscow office Great haul of China China giant targets City outpost Asia Pacific 150: […]

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Moves 2 September

Move of the week Speechly Bircham has hired SJ Berwin consultant Victoria Younghusband. She joined as a partner in the firm’s financial services and funds team on 1 August. Younghusband had been a partner in SJ Berwin’s investment funds group since she joined the firm from Lawrence Graham in July 2007, before taking up a […]

Conyers provides Bermuda legal advice to Third Point Reinsurance on IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda legal advice to Third Point Reinsurance Ltd on its initial public offering (IPO) of $275,666,075 on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2013. The company sold nearly 22.1 million shares at $12.50 per share. The book-running managers for the offering were JP Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse […]

Co-op, crystal balls and a cracking video

Co-op Legal Services (CLS) might have succeeded in being the first non-lawyer outfit to be granted an ABS licence but that doesn’t make its latest financial results any prettier. As its most recent financial results reveal, CLS has generated losses of £3.4m for the first half of 2013. The Co-operative Group subsidiary puts this down […]

Leading Warwickshire law firm enhances 200-user workflow process with an “enterprise” installation by SpeechWrite

Renowned in the Midlands for its full service legal offering, Wright Hassall is the largest and oldest established law firm in Warwickshire, incorporating 230 staff at their Leamington Spa offices. Established in 1846, the firm acts for a diverse range of regional and national clients and constantly strives to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness […]

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