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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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Kirkland leads for Travelodge in deal to end landlord dispute

Kirkland & Ellis is acting for Travelodge on its company voluntary arrangement (CVA) as it strives to cut its rent and end a dispute with its landlords. Restructuring partners Kon Asimacopoulos and Elaine Nolan, as well as and litigation partner Richard Boynton are taking the lead for Travelodge. The Goldman Sachs-backed hotel operator runs a […]

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Chemicals giant Johnson Matthey appoints new GC

FTSE 100 specialist chemicals company Johnson Matthey has appointed a new general counsel (GC). Nick Cooper will take on the mantle as GC and company secretary for the global company on 22 June. Cooper was formerly GC at Cable & Wireless (C&W), which he joined from Energis after it merged with C&W in 2005. Following […]

In court this week: PrivatBank, fintech and Shell with Hogan Lovells, Freshfields and Debevoise

While proceedings have already gone on for some time in the dispute between Privatbank v Kolomoisy & Ors, this week sees the first case management conference take place pitting Hogan Lovells up against Fieldfisher, Pinsent Masons and Enyo Law. On Thursday and Friday, the court will consider directions to trial and the scope of disclosure […]

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