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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 […]


Eversheds advises Southwark council on combined heat and power energy project

Eversheds has advised Southwark council on London’s first district heating system, harnessing energy from waste, to heat 2,500 homes. In a project developed by Veolia Environmental Services, the South East London Combined Heat and Power Plant (SELCHP) will supply excess heat and hot water to 2,500 homes across Bermondsey and Southwark. The project is intended […]

Federal regulators release Volcker Rule final regulations

By Jeffrey L Hare, Christopher N Steelman and Evan R Minsberg Five federal financial regulatory agencies have released final rules implementing section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 619 created section 13 in the Bank Holding Company Act (BHC Act) to generally prohibit any banking entity from engaging in […]

Changes to VAT accounting: some clarification

We have written previously about the discussions between the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers (NARA) and HMRC concerning the duty of LPA receivers to account for VAT and, in particular, whether it is permissible for LPA receivers to set off input VAT. Following those discussions HMRC has updated Notice 700/56 (the Notice), sections 2 […]

Intellectual Property and Technology News — Q4 2013

By Darius C Gambino People always say time flies when you’re having fun, and my tenure as editor of the Intellectual Property and Technology News sure seemed to pass by quickly. We saw a lot of activity in the past year — most notably, the implementation of the America Invents Act. Whether the availability of […]

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