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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 […]


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 […]

Mishcon, Reed Smith scoop Reuben Bros Piccadilly buy

Mishcon de Reya and Reed Smith both won roles on the Reuben Brothers’ £130m purchase of the ­historic Piccadilly Estate from receivers Allsop. Reuben Brothers investment vehicle Aldersgate Investment Managers paid cash for the 1.3 acre estate, which comprises six buildings including the former site of the In & Out Club. The property had been […]

Former McDermott partner joins Davenport Lyons

West End firm Davenport Lyons has hired financial regulatory partner Abesh Choudhury, who was formerly at McDermott Will and Emery. Choudhury transferred to McDermott as a partner in July 2008 from Dewey & LeBoeuf’s financial services regulatory team, where he was a counsel. He left McDermott a year later and has spent the last year […]

Bevan Brittan picks up healthy slice of NHS work

Beachcroft, Bevan Brittan, Hempsons and Mills & Reeve have emerged as winners of the NHS Commercial Alliance legal panel review, with each firm scoring multiple spots on the framework’s eight panels. Bevan Brittan scored roles on all eight panels, while Capsticks, which prides itself on its NHS work, has been left with just one panel […]

Samantha Mangwana

RJW promotes six to partner status

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has promoted six to its partnership, with four made up in the firm’s employment team. In London, Samantha Mangwana, Claire Dawson and Harriet Bowtell have joined the employment partnership, while Jennifer Ainscough has been made up in the Manchester employment team. White collar crime specialist Craig McAdam will become a […]

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