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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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Harper Macleod expands Highlands and Islands reach with Shetland bolt-on

Scotland’s Harper Macleod has continued to bolster its practice by taking over a firm in Shetland a week after hiring five partners from failed firm McClure Naismith. The Glasgow-headquartered firm, which is an adviser to Shetland Islands Council and does work in the Highlands and Islands from its base in Inverness and representative office in Thurso, has […]


WFW moves to put a brake on rising lockup

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has laid out plans to cut the firm’s drastically rising lockup figure by 10 per cent.  The firm, which recently saw revenue climb 7 per cent to £125m, previously said it would look to improve financial management in 2013/14. However, it still exceeded its lockup target of 120 days in the […]

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HSF capital markets duo exit for Gibson Dunn

Herbert Smith Freehills’ (HSF) global head of capital markets Steve Thierbach is joining Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in London, along with fellow partner Chris Haynes.  US-qualified Thierbach has been at HSF since 2010 and was also a partner at Linklaters for 15 years, where he co-led the capital markets practice and served as head of […]

Conyers advises EBRD on $100m financing of ore-processing plant in Kazakhstan

Conyers Dill & Pearmn acted as BVI counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on its provision of loan facilities of $100m to AltaiPolimetally and Terekty Ken Baity, two companies involved in the Koktaszhal copper and gold deposit in the remote region of Karaganda. The proceeds of the loan will finance the […]

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Network Rail corporate GC Jobling to exit

Network Rail corporate legal chief Natalie Jobling is leaving the company after nine years. Jobling’s exit comes just one year after she helped guide it back to public ownership. She was a key player in negotiations with the government over the nationalisation of the company, helping decide policies on corporate governance and financial management. Her role […]

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