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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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Bird & Bird hit by €130m professional negligence claim in Hamburg

Bird & Bird is facing a €130m (£97.7m) professional negligence claim brought by a group of around 30 German real estate funds, in the latest development in a corruption trial against a former client. The claims follow the news that a Hamburg-based Bird & Bird lawyer and a former partner had been called as witnesses […]


Female GCs “ahead of the game” in buying legal services

Male and female general counsel have different priorities when buying legal services, according to new research by Acritas. Men working in-house are about two-and-a-half times more likely than women to say that their level of trust in a firm would sway their decision to spend more with them in future. Conversely, women tend to place […]

Ogier advises on sale of Jurys Inn group to private equity firm

Ogierhas  recently advised on the £680m sale of the Jurys Inn hotel group to US private equity firm Lone Star. Ogier acted for the seller, Jurys Inn Holdings Limited, which is owned by Oman Investment Fund, Mount Kellett Capital Management, Ulster Bank, Westmont Hospitality Group and Avestus Capital Partners following a significant debt restructuring in […]

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DLA Piper bulks up in Singapore with hires from Gibson Dunn and Jones Day

DLA Piper has begun to rebuild its depleted Asia practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel, reuniting a group of former Jones Day colleagues in the process. Corporate specialist John Viverito has joined the firm from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, bringing energy and natural resources of counsel Myles Hankin with him. […]

Judgment handed down in Horsham DC v Secretary of State case

Lindblom J handed down the judgment in the Horsham District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government case that: “It is not a general principle in planning law that an acceptable proposal for development should be turned away because a better one might be put forward instead. This case shows why that […]

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