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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 […]


Registration and transcription of lease agreements under Luxembourg law — part two

Directly linked to our previous comments on registration of lease agreements, we are now pleased to present part two of our newsletter including relevant information on how to comply with the obligation of transcription under Luxembourg law. Transcription consists of the inscription of a lease agreement as defined here below in a public register held by […]

Myanmar: the wait is over

The past year has been filled with high anticipation that opportunities would be created by Myanmar’s political reform and the opening up of its legal market to the outside world. The sense of opportunity has also driven many firms to open up shop or form an association there. Stephenson Harwood, Rajah & Tann, ZICOLaw, and […]

Conyers provides Bermuda legal advice to Third Point Reinsurance on IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda legal advice to Third Point Reinsurance Ltd on its initial public offering (IPO) of $275,666,075 on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2013. The company sold nearly 22.1 million shares at $12.50 per share. The book-running managers for the offering were JP Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse […]

San Francisco

JP Morgan loses top litigation lawyer to Union Bank

JP Morgan litigation and government investigations lawyer, Michael Coyne, has left the bank to become general counsel of Union Bank and its holding company, UnionBanCal Corp. According to a statement released by Union Bank on Monday (26 August 2013), Coyne joined JP Morgan’s New York office in 1994 and was appointed associate general counsel in […]

David Morley

A&O’s Morley on the future of legal services: reinvent or disappear

Allen & Overy (A&O) senior partner David Morley says the world’s top firms will need to reinvent themselves over the next decade if they are to remain competitive. Morley makes his predictions in a video interview (scroll down) as part of The Lawyer’s wide-ranging crystal ball-gazing issue on Monday (2 September). During the interview Morley […]

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