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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 […]


A&O turns to Freehills for Aussie banking hire

Allen & Overy (A&O) is continuing to expand its Australian presence with the hire of a banking partner from local firm Freehills. Adam Stapledon, who has been a partner in Freehills’ Sydney office for four years, will join A&O’s Sydney office in April. Before joining Freehills, Stapledon worked for Shearman & Sterling in London. Stapledon […]

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Paul Hastings pooh-poohs alarmists as trend of partner exits continues

Impressive City financials belie negative impression of high-level switches. By Andrew Pugh The departure of Paul Hastings European projects head Jonathan Simpson – the third high-profile partner defection from the firm’s London office since October – is no cause for alarm, according to London chief Phil Feder. Simpson left Paul Hastings last week to join […]


There’s been a particularly international flavour to the news this week. It’s still reporting season for our American cousins, with the most anticipated results coming yesterday from Hogan Lovells (see story). Two other firms with big City presences have also reported their figures with Latham & Watkins up (see story) and White & Case down […]


Linklaters faces £115m Credit Suisse claim over Parmalat advice

Credit Suisse is set to sue Linklaters for €136m (£115m) for professional negligence over advice it was given for a deal with Italian food giant Parmalat. The claim dates back to a €500m convertible bond issued by Parmalat’s Brazilian subsidiary Parmalat Brazil in 2001, to which the investment bank subscribed, and a complementary forward sale […]

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Bakers and Cleary fly US flag in Stonewall’s legal top 10

Baker & McKenzie and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are the only US firms to be recognised in LGB charity Stonewall’s legal sector top 10. Cleary is a new entrant in the leaderboard, which was last night unveiled by the charity, gaining recognition for the progress it has made on policy and practice. Cleary partner […]

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