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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 […]


No5 Chambers set to support My Business Counsel’s corporate crime seminar

No5 Chambers is supporting My Business Counsel’s corporate crime seminar, which takes place on 13 Jan 2015.  The speakers will be Adrian Keeling QC, barrister Michelle Healey and solicitor-advocate John Cato. According to the firm, the seminar will highlight the dangers, show how to put the correct policies and procedures in place, and allow you […]


RBS deputy GC Collins promoted to top job as Campbell steps down

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has promoted its deputy general counsel, John Collins, to the role of chief legal officer following the retirement of Chris Campbell. Campbell retired at the end of 2014 after almost five years as the bank’s head of legal. He took up the general counsel role in 2010 on the […]


Facebook calls on Vodafone’s privacy chief Deadman for new role

Vodafone’s privacy head Stephen Deadman has joined Facebook to take up a new role as the social media giant’s deputy chief privacy officer. Deadman starts in his new position today (12 January). The role will see him reporting to chief privacy officer Erin Egan, who is based in Washington DC, and will entail looking after privacy policy […]


Freshfields in the frame as court dismisses Caravaggio claim against Sotheby’s

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has successfully defended a negligence claim brought against Sotheby’s in which the auction house was accused of failing to notice that a work of art could have been painted by the Italian artist Caravaggio. The painting, depicting the same scene as Caravaggio’s ‘The Cardsharps’, was sold by claimant Lancelot Thwaytes through Sotheby’s […]

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