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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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Bird & Bird bets on Continental Europe in largest-ever promotions round

Bird & Bird has made up 23 lawyers to partner in its largest-ever promotions round, with the bulk of the group based in Continental Europe. The latest string of promotions outnumber last year‘s figures, when the firm promoted 9 partners worldwide. The largest proportion of the promotions this year went to Germany (8), followed by […]

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Bird & Bird accelerates tech efforts with start-up venture

Bird & Bird has created a new online platform aimed at supporting early-stage and mature companies with the legal intricacies found on their growth path. The platform is called twoVenture, a nod to the firm’s name and the nature of the businesses at the heart of the offering. Concocted by lawyers of the firm’s international […]

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Bird & Bird doubles down on diversity projects to tackle partner diversity

Bird & Bird is expanding a slate of initiatives aimed at fostering gender parity across the firm and equality in the path to the partnership, The Lawyer has learned. The news comes as the firm recently revealed that the gender pay gap among its partnership is virtually non-existent on a median basis, although when combined […]

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Gender pay gap: Bird & Bird results sway in favour of female partners

Bird & Bird has revealed the gender pay gap among its partnership is virtually non-existent on a median basis, although when combined with non fee-earning staff the gap grows to 43.5 per cent. The firm became the first to disclose information on partners last year, but did not publish exact figures. This year, however, the […]

The Lawyer Awards 2019: the innovation shortlist

There are eight firms in the running for this year’s Most Innovative Use of Technology prize at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers. Here are the solutions that merited them a place on the shortlist.

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