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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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Lord Neuberger: access to justice is “crucial” to uphold Magna Carta rule of law

President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger closed the Global Law Summit (GLS) yesterday (25 February) by concluding that “genuine access to justice is crucial” if a society is to “maintain adherence to the rule of law”. Concluding the three-day conference, Neuberger reflected on the principles of Magna Carta, which he named as “prosperity, peace […]

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Belgian food giant Delhaize promotes Europe and Asia GC Dechamps to top job

Belgian food retailer Delhaize has promoted deputy general counsel Philippe Dechamps to the role of global general counsel and corporate secretary, following the departure of Maura Abeln Smith last year. Dechamps was previously general counsel for Europe and Asia at Delhaize. He joined the company in 2008 from Abbott Laboratories, where he was director of […]

New UK NED regulations could help prevent next financial crisis, says Eversheds

Aleen Gulvanessian, partner and corporate governance specialist at Eversheds, has commented on the proposals for a new stringent city code affecting certain non-execs. Gulvanessian said: “The new regime is likely to make non-executive director (NED) candidates think long and hard about taking these key roles on the board or its committees. When we carried out our research […]

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DWF tears up UK-only strategy with Dubai office launch

DWF is launching in Dubai, the firm’s first office outside of the UK and Ireland. The office, which will initially house four lawyers, will be led by DWF non-marine insurance partner Chris Ryan. The firm has also recruited construction partner Steven Hunt, formerly of Al Tamimi & Co, from Holland & Knight. The lawyers in […]

Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism.  The ensuing debates did not disappoint, touching on some of the legal market’s most pressing issues. A panel on business and human rights was chaired by […]

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