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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).

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Trio of firms act on £1bn Blackfriars riverside development

Clifford Chance, Clyde & Co and Stephenson Harwood are acting on the development of Bankside Yards, a £1.3bn mixed-use project situated on the south side of the Thames between the Tate Modern and Blackfriars Bridge. Head of UK real estate construction Marianne Toghill is acting for Clifford Chance’s longstanding client Native Land on the construction […]

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Data dive: The London IPO market this year and next in five charts

If you’re an equity capital markets lawyer, then it’s not your year. Sure, you’re prepping away for a post-Brexit world (whenever that may be), but right now the fruits of your labours are largely going unnoticed. Things will change. 2019 is shaping up to be a slow year in terms of new listings on the […]

Mayer Brown client drops claim over £33m Eurotunnel settlement

Mayer Brown client P&O Ferries has dropped its claim against the Department of Transport (DfT) and Eurotunnel, after the ship operator decided not to challenge a settlement agreement between the parties. Acting for Eurotunnel, Freshfields agreed on a cash settlement of £33m in February, just hours before a trial over whether the DfT had breached […]

London city

Norton Rose among three firms dropped from National Grid’s new panel

Three firms have been dropped from National Grid’s latest legal panel after a six-month review process. Norton Rose Fulbright, Irwin Mitchell and BDB Pitmans have lost their places on the FTSE 100-listed company’s legal panel, which has been reduced from 12 firms to 10. Over 60 firms applied for a place. Womble Bond Dickinson is […]

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