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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 […]

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Postcard from… Bucharest

Time has certainly passed since I first arrived in Bucharest in August 1996 to serve as a legal advisor on a one-year contract with the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Legal initiative. Bryan Jardine Little could I have imagined at that time that I would still be here in 2009, as the managing […]

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Freshfields adds four to new Abu Dhabi HQ

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has bolstered its Abu Dhabi practice by moving to new headquarters and relocating four associates from other offices to the emirate. The ­associates, who will join the corporate and finance groups, are Marc Fevre and Keith Gamble from London, Christian Both from Munich and Gerald Steinke in Riyadh. The firm is moving […]

If music be the food of law…

I’m not sure why, but a large proportion of the lawyers I meet are frustrated musicians. I’m not sure why, but a large proportion of the lawyers I meet are frustrated musicians. I’ve lost count of the number of times lawyers say their biggest regret is giving up the piano at the age of 13; […]

Nabarro trials conflict avoidance audit service with Sperry Marine

Nabarro is piloting a low-cost ­alternative to ­disputes after developing a conflict ­avoidance system for clients. Gerard Khoshnaw The conflict avoidance audit involves a review of internal procedures with heads of key client ­departments, a training ­programme for management and staff on possible pitfalls and preparation of a risk management report to the organisation’s board. Nabarro head of ­commercial disputes […]

Dickinson Cruickshank duo desert to establish offshore boutique business

ISLE OF MAN firm Dickinson Cruickshank has lost two partners who have defected to launch their own boutique on the offshore jurisdiction. ISLE OF MAN firm Dickinson Cruickshank has lost two partners who have defected to launch their own boutique on the offshore jurisdiction. Insolvency partner Rob Long and commercial property partner Mark Humphrey have […]

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