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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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DWF gears up for New Law training scheme with uni project

DWF has opened the doors of its research and development unit to three university students as part of a two-week innovation design initiative, as it ramps up efforts to develop a grad scheme around technology. DWF Ventures, a unit led by Jonathan Patterson and devoted to exploring new ways of doing legal work, offered the […]

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DWF’s post-IPO ambitions dealt a blow as senior Freshfields hire exits

The chief executive officer of DWF‘s managed services business is to leave the firm after just nine months, after moving to the newly-listed firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Manchester office. Anup Kollanethu joined the firm last August from Freshfields, where he led the Manchester office for nearly three-and-a-half years. As part of his move to […]


DWF expands in Europe after striking deal with Spanish firm

Publicly-listed firm DWF has signed up to an exclusive association with Spanish law firm Rousaud Costas Duran, in a move that expands its European presence. Following the firm’s float on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019, The Lawyer learned that DWF would wield a considerable warchest, allowing it to expand. The partnership with the […]


DWF strikes deal to acquire K&L Gates’s Warsaw team

DWF is in the process of buying the Warsaw branch of K&L Gates, marking its debut in the CEE region and first step of its expansion plans since listing on the London Stock Exchange. The acquisition, valued at £3m, sees the CEE outpost of K&L Gates absorbed by the UK firm, which will open a […]

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