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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 […]


Olswang eschews associate lockstep with new pay scheme

Olswang has become the latest firm to move away from the associate lockstep model after introducing a new pay scheme for its junior lawyers. The scheme, which goes live in September, will see the introduction of three salary bands for associates at the firm. Progression from one level to the next will depend on performance […]

DLA ramps up in Brazil as two partners gain local licences

DLA Piper is stepping up its operations in Brazil, shortly after entering into a cooperation agreement with local firm Campos Mello Advogados (CMA). Chicago-based partner and chair of the firm’s Latin America practice Stuart Berkson and New York-based partner and global co-chair of the energy practice Robert Gruendel have both been licensed as foreign consultants […]

A&O and CC win key roles on Man Group’s £1.1bn GLG buyout

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Clifford Chance joined a trio of US firms on Man Group’s $1.6bn (£1.1bn) acquisition of hedge fund GLG partners in a deal that has seen the creation of a combined entity with $63bn of assets under management. The tie-up has reportedly increased the value of Man’s portfolio by around 50 […]

Lawyers in Bangkok

Thankfully it seems that the week of protests and violence that has left 50 people dead in Bangkok has come to an end and some semblance of normality is returning. As this week’s Postcard shows, there are plenty of expat lawyers getting caught up in the chaos. Watson Farley & Williams trainee Gordon Blakeway’s blog […]

Lupton Fawcett in JV with Irish footy star

Yorkshire firm Lupton Fawcett has launched a sports agency as part of a joint venture with former Arsenal, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland footballer Frank Stapleton. Strategic International Management, which will primarily represent footballers and other sportspeople, will operate in conjunction with Lupton Fawcett’s sports and media department. Lupton Fawcett head of sports and […]

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