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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).



Exclusive: HMRC prepares for judicial review into Manches administration

The creditors of liquidated firm Manches are seeking legal advice to bring a judicial review of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) handling of the liquidation after being left with a £4.2m shortfall in tax receipts. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is Manches’ largest outstanding creditor accounting for around 83 per cent of debt owed. A […]

Walder Wyss helps Berghoff with transfer of assets

Walder Wyss has advised Berghoff Mechanical Engineering AG on the transferal of certain assets by a cross-border transfer of assets to Berghoff Property GmbH, Luxemburg. The Walder Wyss Team was led by Urs P Gnos (partner, corporate/M&A) and included Johannes Bürgi (partner, finance), Samuel Lieberherr (associate, corporate/M&A), Elisabeth Moskric (counsel, finance), Christine Beutler (managing associate/notary, […]

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