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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 […]


Realty check

Despite a transaction uptick, the dearth of debt in the UK property sector means M&A activity remains elusive. Rob Thompson reports In early 2008 many commentators predicted a surge in activity in the UK commercial real estate M&A market, as share prices in large property companies were trading at big discounts to net asset value […]

Skadden wins injunction for TNK-BP shareholders

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has helped seal victory at the High Court for client Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) in its ­multibillion-dollar dispute with UK oil giant BP. The dispute kicked off earlier this year when BP announced a £10bn share swap with Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft in January, part of a ­lucrative deal that would also have involved a long-term agreement […]

Eversheds, SNR Denton land Soton development

Eversheds and SNR Denton have been appointed as advisers on Southampton’s £450m Royal Pier Waterfront development. Eversheds, led by development and regeneration ­partner Stephen Sorrell, is advising Morgan Sindall Investments (MSIL). The property investment company was selected to develop the Royal Pier Waterfront in February. Sorrell is being assisted by real estate partner Adrian Hill […]

Trade routes

The sheer size and diversity of the African continent necessitates a considered approach to practising there. Joanne Harris explores the manifold strategies employed by the international practices For centuries European ­explorers have been heading to Africa in search of riches. These days, however, they tend not to ­travel in leaky wooden ships but in the latest jumbo […]

George Saade

West End firm Brecher promotes three to partnership

Property specialist Brecher has made up three partners in its annual promotions. The promotions, all in the property department, take effect from 1 April. Lisa Mantle, George Saade and Dominic Whelan have all made partner. Saade heads the firm’s residential arm and Mantle specialises in commercial property while Whelan focuses on both institutional and developer […]

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