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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 […]


CC and Milbank fly high with RBS aviation sale

Clifford Chance is advising the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on the sale of its Dublin-based aviation unit RBS Aviation Capital to Japan’s largest bank for $7.3 billion (£4.7 billion). Corporate partner David Pudge led the multi-jurisdictional deal alongside fellow corporate partners Joel Ziff and Simon Tinkler and aircraft finance partner William Glaister. The team […]

Jonathan Scott

Herbert Smith names new Middle East head as incumbent shifts focus to Doha

Herbert Smith has appointed a new Middle East head after the incumbent stepped down after five years in the role. Dubai-based corporate partner Zubair Mir will become head of Herbert Smith’s Middle East practice on 1 March 2012. He takes over from Neil Brimson, who has been in the role for five years and steps […]


RBS racks up £4m in legal fees on Highland Capital case

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has spent £3m on its legal battle with US hedge fund Highland Capital, a figure that is expected to rise to £4m by the end of the five-day trial that begins on 23 January. The snowballing action originally started out as a debt collection exercise for RBS after the bank, […]

Peter Huang, Skadden

Private practice

Take-privates by US-listed Chinese companies are now a good earner for US firms. By Yun Kriegler


Christina Blacklaws was recently hired as the Co-operative’s new head of strategy and policy and will lead the organisation’s pioneering foray into alternative business structures (ABSs). Christina Blacklaws, Co-operative Legal Services For the next six months, Blacklaws will hold down two jobs – the Co-operative role and family law partner at legal aid firm TV […]

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