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Food & Drink update – March 2021

Contents Restricting the promotion of HFSS products Can setting up in Ireland help unblock Brexit-linked disruption to trade? Could carbon labelling become mandatory? Has the incidence of food fraud increased during the pandemic? ASA ruling on McDonald’s advert featuring HFSS products Will the new immigration policy cause problems in the food supply chain? Nutrition Label […]

Women, business and the law 2021

Amidst a global pandemic that threatens progress toward gender equality, Women, Business and the Law 2021 identifies barriers to women’s economic participation and encourages reform of discriminatory laws. This year, the study also includes important findings on government responses to the COVID-19 crisis and pilot research related to childcare and women’s access to justice.

Was the Budget green enough?

Was this Budget green tinted rather than green focused? The mix of fuel duty freezes with what some commentators consider diluted green infrastructure investment doesn’t quite square up to the green rhetoric.

Budget 2021: Making sense of the UK infrastructure bank

With the publication of the ‘Policy Design’ for the UK Infrastructure Bank (“UKIB”), the UK Government has put “flesh on the bones” of its commitment to establish a national infrastructure bank. We look at some of the key issues for UKIB, and what its role might be in delivering government pledges to “level-up” the UK, reach Net Zero carbon by 2050 and meet the challenges of Brexit and COVID-19 recovery.

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Tender for nine onshore petroleum concessions in Angola

The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin. https://www.plmj.com/en/knowledge/informative-notes/Tender-for-nine-onshore-petroleum-concessions-in-Angola/31187/

BT

Mishcon takes on BT in multimillion-pound consumer action

Telecoms giant BT has called on Simmons & Simmons as it faces a multimillion-pound claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is brought by Justin La Patourel, founder of Collective Action on Landlines (CALL), and Mishcon de Reya’s Rob Murray. The dispute relates to BT allegedly overcharging customers for its landline subscription. In 2017, […]

Gherkin Kirkland

Kirkland partner takes in-house role at Advent

A Kirkland & Ellis partner has joined private equity house Advent International as the lead lawyer for its European in-house function. London partner Helena Drury has left the US firm to take the reins of the legal function in Europe, in what is understood to be a first-of-its kind role. She spent four years at […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

A&O partner’s SDT case halted on medical grounds

Allen & Overy partner Mark Mansell’s hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has been stayed on the basis of a “significant risk” to his health. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its findings today (14 January) in relation to two applications brought by employment partner Mansell. In the findings, the SDT said it had […]

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