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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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Magic circle firms lead on Tesco’s $10.6bn Thai sale

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have acted on Tesco’s latest exit from the Asian continent, as the retailer sold its Thai and Malaysian business for $10.6bn to the CP Group yesterday. Freshfields London managing partner Claire Wills led the team for longstanding client Tesco, together with Hong Kong partner Simon Weller and City partner Keir […]


Freshfields fails in bid to strike-out Tesco trial

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Stewarts and Morgan Lewis & Bockius are still on course for a mammoth 44-day trial in June 2020 after Tesco’s ambitious strike-out application was dismissed in the High Court. The heart of the lucrative dispute relates to a case brought by two groups of institutional investor claimants – MLB and SL – […]

Balfour Beatty hires new general counsel from Tesco

UK Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty is to bring in a new general counsel from Tesco ahead of the impending retirement of current head David Mercer. Tesco’s legal director of finance, corporate and technology Jonathan Lagan will take on the position, after nearly a decade at the supermarket. He was formerly a senior associate in Shearman […]

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