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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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Field Fisher ramps up US focus with launch of Palo Alto base

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has launched a representative office in Silicon Valley in a bid to clinch work originating in the Californian technology hub. The UK firm is set to open its Palo Alto base today (3 September), deploying London privacy and information partner Phil Lee to staff its first office outside Europe. It has […]

Giles Murphy

No country for old practices

Partners may have to get used to taking a lower share of profits as firms feel the funding squeeze  Firms are being squeezed on all sides. While there is pressure on fees and rising costs such as salaries, property and technology, firms are also facing funding challenges. Borrowing costs are high, few partners wish […]

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Bevan Brittan and Trowers advise on Barnet-Harrow legal merger

Bevan Brittan and Trowers & Hamlins have advised the London Boroughs of Barnet and Harrow on the merger of their legal teams. The shared legal service will see Barnet’s legal team move to Harrow from today (3 September), pushing combined lawyer headcount to around 70. Barnet Council turned to longstanding advisers Trowers & Hamlins, which […]

Morgan Lewis hires former Latham tax head in Paris

Morgan Lewis & Brockius has hired Christian Nouel, a tax partner at Paris-based STC Partners and former tax head at Latham & Watkins’ Paris office. Nouel, who joined Morgan Lewis last week, will significantly boost the firm’s tax offering in Paris, adding to existing team which comprises of counsel Olivier Couraud and associate Antoine Le […]

Paul Gershlick
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Too broad a brush to get the green light

An application to trademark the term ‘social enterprise’ has sent shivers through the sector, but fear not Why has a body promoting the use of profits for the benefit of society been so up in arms over recent trademark applications? Answer: Salesforce, the customer relations management software solutions business, has made three European Community trademark […]

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