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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 […]


On the move

Bryan Cave has hired Dorsey & Whitney London real estate head Nadeem Khan as a partner in its City-based real estate client service group. Move of the week Khan, whose practice focuses in large part on the UK and European ­automobile industry, joined Dorsey in 2001 from Bird & Bird to establish the US firm’s […]

Jonathan Sumption

Sumption’s Supreme Court elevation delayed by oligarch case

Brick Court silk Jonathan Sumption QC is to act as lead counsel for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich in his legal showdown with rival Boris Berezovsky, delaying his expected appointment to the Supreme Court. The silk’s role on the case had looked in doubt because of mounting speculation that he is about to be elevated […]


Tugendhat J slams Solicitors from Hell creator for ‘abusing court process’

The country’s leading defamation judge Mr Justice Tugendhat has upheld a defamation claim against the ‘Solicitors from Hell’ website and told its creator Rick Kordowski he abused court process. Tugendhat J said Kordowski had, through his defence of the defamation claim,abused the process of court by “seeking to cause the claimants to incur costs which […]

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 […]

Silk and money

Any readers familiar with gritty US crime drama The Wire will know the oft-exasperating concept of the chain of command. But what, one wonders, would Bunk Moreland and Lester Freamon make of the goings-on over at the Supreme Court? For it is there that silk extraordinaire Jonathan Sumption is headed, if talk in the Inns […]

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