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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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Future of Financial Advice series: ASIC’s new powers

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has now increased powers to protect the public and reinforce the integrity and reputation of the financial services […]

All things being equal: so far, so good — the Public Sector Equality Duty

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) was brought in by the Equality Act 2010 and came into force in April 2011. It requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination; promote equality of opportunity between different groups; and foster good relations between different groups. This general duty is supplemented by […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Essent Group on $335m initial public offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda legal advice to Essent Group. This was the first initial public offering (IPO) of a home mortgage issuer in nearly 20 years. Shares traded above the estimated range, valuing the Essent Group at $1.42bn (£880m). Michael Frith, Alexandra Macdonald and Chris Garrod of Conyers’ Bermuda office advised on […]

Libor litigation looms

If there’s one issue that is going to run and run for litigation lawyers it’s the cases coming out of the Libor scandal. Barclays and Deutsche failed last week in their attempt to get the Libor aspects dismissed in major financial misrepresentation claims against them. The City will be watching very closely. How’s your year […]

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