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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 great tax distraction

Firms wrestle with HMRC salaried partner proposals before April deadline HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) new salaried partner tax proposals have kicked off a raft of tax reviews and consultations at firms as partners attempt to make sense of the legislation before the 6 April deadline. The proposals leave firms potentially facing a significantly higher […]


K&L Gates adds team of six in Tokyo

K&L Gates has hired two partners and four associates from two Japanese firms in Tokyo. Commercial dispute partner Takahiro Hoshino has joined K&L Gates from Hoshino & Partners, a firm he founded 18 years ago. He was also the firm’s managing partner prior to the move. Four associates have joined him in the move and […]

Loftus Road

Macfarlanes and LG score roles on QPR’s new stadium bid

Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has turned to Macfarlanes and Lawrence Graham (LG) to advise the football club on its plans to develop a new 40,000-seat stadium in Old Oak. The new stadium, which would replace its current 18,000-capacity Loftus Road ground, would be a central tenet of a wider regeneration of the Old Oak area […]


French partners team up for boutique launch

A new corporate boutique has been created through the merger of teams from two existing small Paris firms, led by six partners with experience of international practices including Clifford Chance. Dethomas Peltier Kopf Juvigny (DPKJ) has been formed through the merger of Dethomas Kopf, a boutique founded just last year, with a team from established […]

ECJ endorses insured’s freedom of choice

Back in 2011, Walker Morris reported on the High Court cases of Brown-Quinn v Equity and Pine v DAS, which recognised the right of a holder of before-the-event legal expenses insurance to choose its own legal adviser, in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations 1990. The European Court of […]

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