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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 […]


Kevin Bays, media and IP partner, Davenport Lyons

Tort in the web

ECJ adapts established tort law for internet cases Davenport Lyons” src=”Pictures/web/n/p/v/Kevin-Bays.jpg” /> Kevin Bays, media and IP partner, Davenport Lyons In cases involving member states of the EU, the basic principle is that proceedings should be brought in the courts of the state of the defendant’s domicile. However, according to Article 5(3) of the relevant […]

Freshfields appoints first-ever US COO

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed its first chief operating officer for its US practice, with the hire of Andrea Locklear. Locklear joins the firm from New York based legal recruiter FPC where she held the post of managing director. Prior to her four-year term at FPC, Locklear headed up recruitment at Sullivan & Cromwell for […]

Corrigan’s Mayfair

I am meeting Irvine Sellar, the extrovert and flamboyant Chairman of Sellar Property and creator of the Shard, for lunch at Corrigan’s of Mayfair. Name: Corrigan’s Rating: 9/10 Best for: A damn good meal Nearest Tube: Marble Arch/ Bond Street Website: Irvine has a cheeky sense of humour and can be blunt as a […]

Job Watch: South West/Bristol

As trainees and newly qualified associates alike face increasingly stiff competition in the City, there are many good reasons for young lawyers to look further west. While the South West legal market not been immune from the tough economic climate, according to Tom Pogmore, manager of regional legal recruitment at Robert Walters, there is still […]


Herbert Smith partners give green light to Freehills talks

Herbert Smith and Australia’s Freehills are pushing ahead with merger talks after The Lawyer first reported the pair were mulling discussions in December. Herbert Smith management discussed whether to hold formal talks with Freehills in December (12 December 2011), and gave the negotiations the go-ahead. The decision came after London partner Greg Mulley, who is […]

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