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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 […]


Real estate

Strategic and creative thinking are the hallmarks of our practice and with our constructive approach to the law, clients view us as trusted business advisers. Our clients include substantial investors, property funds, lenders, borrowers, developers, landlords and occupiers. As part of a firm with a global footprint, we have particular strengths in advising under English, […]

Here comes Erbil

The devastating effects of the 2003 Iraqi War, subsequent sectarian violence and struggles for power have complicated efforts to promote foreign investment, economic growth and reconstruction efforts in the country thought to hold the “cradle of civilization”. There is, however, a city in Iraq that has managed to not only encourage investment by the private […]


US firms win roles on $24bn Dell buyout in major post-crisis LBO

Debevoise & Plimpton, Hogan Lovells, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have taken advisory roles on the $24.4bn (£15.5bn) leveraged buyout (LBO) of Dell, reported to be the biggest take-private since the financial crisis. Founder Michael Dell will acquire all the outstanding shares in the Nasdaq-listed company not already held by […]


Karanovic & Nikolic’s employment team provides a complete service dealing with all aspects of the employment relationship, from recruitment to retirement, including cross-border human resources and immigration issues. The firm offers proactive, pragmatic and commercial employment law advice to key businesses and organisations across Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia and beyond. Its specialist […]

Bonus deferral: pitfalls for the unwary

The additional rate of tax, which applies to taxable income above £150,000, has stood at 50% since it was introduced in April 2010. However, it has been announced that the additional rate will be reduced to 45% with effect from 6 April 2013. As yet, the Government has not announced or indicated that any anti-forestalling […]

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