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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 […]


The new Italian Transport Authority becomes operative

On 15 January 2014, the new established Italian Transport Authority (ITA) — Autorità di Regolazione dei Trasporti — became operative. The main task of the ITA is promoting and protecting competition in the transport sectors. The president of the ITA, Mr Andrea Camanzi, has already announced that the ITA will start two investigations on the […]


Addleshaw Goddard increased rolling credit facility by £4m in 2012/13

Addleshaw Goddard’s latest LLP accounts revealed a £4m increase in its bank borrowing and a 10.5 per cent rise in the value of its debtors from £76m to £83m. While Addleshaw Goddard posted a revenue drop of two per cent from £170m to £167m in May (31 May 2013), the audited accounts show that revenue […]

Conyers advises Premier Oil on £500m euro medium-term note programme

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Premier Oil on the establishment of its £500m euro medium-term note programme. Premier Oil may issue wholesale and retail notes under the programme, which will be guaranteed by certain of its subsidiaries. The Conyers team, which worked alongside Slaughter and May on the transaction, was made up of Anton […]

Continued investment by UK retailers is key, says Eversheds’ James Batham

Eversheds has commented on the latest set of performance figures for the UK retail sector. James Batham, retail expert at the law firm, said continued investment by UK retailers is key. He added: ‘Figures released by the British Retail Consortium indicated that, on a like-for-like basis, retail sales were up 0.4 per cent from the […]


Law firms make up 10 per cent of Stonewall top 100

Ten law firms have made it into the top 100 of this year’s LGBT charity Stonewall’s audit of the most gay-friendly employers. The increase from eight law firms making it into the ranking last year (16 January 2013), and seven in 2012 (11 January 2012), indicates a consistent improvement in the sector’s approach to equality. […]

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