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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

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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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Ahead of the In-house Financial Services Virtual Conference, Axiom’s Lewis Bowman and Nicola Dyke talk to The Lawyer about resilience, finding a different way of working in legal and how to successfully disrupt processes in a change-resistant sector like legal. What positives can you see emerging from this current crisis? We believe the current crisis is […]

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Less than two per cent of law firm C-suite are Black

Boardrooms at the UK’s top 20 law firms are still struggling with ethnic diversity, data compiled by The Lawyer shows, with almost 95 per cent of firms’ most senior leadership roles filled by white members of staff. As firms pledge their support to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement following protests sparked by the death of […]

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Housing developer A2Dominion kicks off inaugural panel process

Housing developer A2Dominion is looking to assemble its first panel of external legal advisers and is looking for alternative legal services providers to join the mix. The company is due to send out tenders this month, with the developer aiming for a roster that will include three to five firms across a number of themed […]

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