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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 […]


Courts confirm Dodd-Frank whistleblowers must report to the SEC

By Nicolas Morgan, Michael J Sheehan and Grant P Alexander A recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act only confer protections to whistleblowers who report conduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Dodd-Frank encourages individuals to […]


Clifford Chance drafted in for RBS SME investigation

Clifford Chance partners Carlos Conceicao and Kelwin Nicholls have been hired by RBS to lead an investigation into claims that the bank forced small companies it owed money to into closure to make a profit. The investigation was launched yesterday (25 November) after two reports, one by Sir Andrew Large and a second for business […]


Baker & McKenzie seeks closer ties with African relationship firms

Baker & McKenzie is making efforts to deepen its relationships with African firms, last week hosting a meeting for 25 local firms from across the continent in London. Representatives from 13 countries attended Baker & McKenzie’s inaugural African Relationship Law Firm Conference last week (21/22 November), including lawyers from countries such as Angola, Ghana, Kenya, […]


DAC Beachcroft picks up two partners from Watson Burton

Watson Burton has lost another two partners, this time around to DAC Beachcroft in Newcastle. Litigator Warren Kemp and transactional lawyer James Harrison joined DAC Beachcroft’s construction and engineering practice on 1 November. The two join just months after Watson Burton construction and engineering chief Roddy Gordon left earlier this year to head DAC Beachcroft’s […]

Bennett John Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland hires new UK general counsel

The Bank of Ireland has hired John Bennett as general counsel to its UK subsidiary, succeeding Jan Karpinsky who retired earlier this year. Bennett, who formerly worked as transactional head of legal for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS’) wholesale division, now reports to the Bank of Ireland’s group legal services head Gabrielle Ryan.  The […]

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