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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 […]



Linklaters bolsters Middle East practice with Abu Dhabi launch

Linklaters has bulked up its presence in the Middle East by launching a new office in Abu Dhabi. The firm’s Middle East managing partner Sarosh Mewawalla is at the helm of the office, while partners Paul Kruger and Nick Garland will be relocating to Abu Dhabi from the firm’s New York and Dubai offices respectively. They […]

Simon Davies

Magic circle figures: Freshfields top on PEP as A&O closes turnover gap

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have posted their financial results for the 2010-11 year, revealing that the top four UK firms are now neck-and-neck with each other in turnover terms. At Linklaters, income rose 1 per cent from £1.18bn to £1.2bn, some £19m short of magic circle rival Clifford Chance, which announced turnover of £1.219bn […]

News of the (legal) world

Ah, July. Ah, holidays. For lawyers, holiday usually means trying to avoid your head of department on a Mark Warner vacation. For Rebekah Brooks, it means the cat was sick on her homework. But for the competition teams at Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells holiday means naff all. Because with the news today that […]

Former Wragges chief joins IT boutique

Former Wragge & Co senior partner John Crabtree has joined niche ­corporate and technology firm White & Black as ­chairman. White & Black managing partner Phil Riman said Crabtree will have a client-facing role where it is hoped he can leverage experience as a corporate lawyer. “John’s role will be about relationship building,” said Riman. “When we set up the firm in […]

Richard Morrissey

Sullivan inflicts ‘punishing’ schedule on new City chief

Earlier this month Sullivan & Cromwell unveiled a new management line-up for its London office. The firm is the latest in a line of top US firms to replace their senior lawyers recently. The move, which saw M&A partner Rich ­Morrissey take over from co-­managing partners Rob Schlein and Vanessa ­Blackmore, provides a neat excuse to examine the […]

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