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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 […]


CFTC issues substituted compliance determinations for six jurisdictions

On 20 December 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a series of comparability determinations for certain swap dealer (SD) and major swap participant (MSP) business conduct requirements included in the Entity-Level Requirements with respect to the law and regulations applicable in Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU), Hong Kong, Japan and Switzerland. The […]

Wierzbowski Eversheds announces new appointment and promotions

In January 2014, Elżbieta Solska and Stanisław Żemojtel became senior associates at Wierzbowski Eversheds, while Radosław Cebeliński joined the law firm’s litigation team. Attorney-at-law Solska represents Polish and foreign companies in matters involving civil law, construction law and telecommunications law. She specialises in white-collar criminal matters as well as civil and criminal liability for work-related […]

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 […]

Rowan WIlliams

Getting your lateral hires right

Taking on a lateral hire is a risk, but we all have to take risks now and again. The right lateral hire will enable you to win market share and help to propel your firm’s growth ahead of your competition. Or it will end in tears – expensive ones at that. I am a lateral […]


Betfair legal director quits months after resignation of company secretary

Betfair legal director Justin Hubble has left the gambling company just months after company secretary Martin Cruddace resigned. Hubble joined Betfair as head of legal in October 2003 and, a decade later, was promoted to legal director, understood to be the group’s most senior legal role. It is not clear if his promotion was linked […]

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