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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 […]


New York

Citigroup legal costs shoot up by 258 per cent to $2.9bn in Q4 2014

Citigroup has reported $2.9bn (£1.9bn) in legal expenses during the fourth quarter of 2014 – an increase of 258 per cent from $809m for the same period of 2013. The bank’s net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 was $350m, compared to $2.5bn in the same quarter in 2013. The drop was attributed to […]

simmons building

Simmons partners told to get involved as Hoyland kicks off business plan review

Simmons & Simmons partners will be approached to contribute ideas on the strategic direction of the firm this week, as a new three-year business plan hits the drawing board.  Simmons’ managing partner Jeremy Hoyland recorded a video for partners yesterday (12 January), which calls for a greater degree of participation from partners in drawing up […]

RBS’s deputy GC steps up as Chris Campbell retires

It’s been a torrid few years for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), following its 2008 rescue by the UK Government in the wake of the financial crisis. That’s meant plenty of work for the legal team, as RBS has bought and sold assets, cut jobs and faced some hefty claims from shareholders in court. […]

Shoosmiths celebrates a record year for its corporate practice group

Shoosmiths is celebrating a record year for its corporate practice group, reflected in several third-party endorsements of its growing reputation. Shoosmiths was placed as the number two law firm by deal volume nationally in Experian’s 2014 UK Deal Review and Advisor League Table, with 120 reported deals. The national team’s strength in depth is evidenced by […]

Commercial litigation

11 Stone Buildings is recommended as a leading set in the legal directories for commercial dispute resolution.  It specialises in all aspects of business litigation, utilising its knowledge and experience in other areas of law, including banking and finance, civil fraud, company, insolvency, IP, IT, partnership and real estate.  Members have particular expertise of conflict of laws and jurisdictional […]

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