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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).


Duncan Weston

Camerons hands Weston second term as managing partner

CMS Cameron McKenna partners have re-elected Duncan Weston as managing partner following a vote on Friday (25 November). Weston, who was standing unopposed, gained the 51 per cent majority required to win his second four-year term, which officially starts on 1 May 2012 City corporate partner Louise Wallace has also been appointed to the CMS executive […]

Alex Brassey

Opinion: Politicians should put up collateral if they want to buy votes

The world has been in some sort of crisis or other since 2008. The reason? Debt. Initially it became clear that too much money had been lent to subprime ­borrowers in the mortgage market. Governments in many cases had to stand in to ensure bank solvency. The latest phase of the crisis, however, is not […]

Aware Wolf

Richard Wolf and Andrea Miskolczi explain why Austria’s Wolf Theiss is training its lawyers to be as commercially savvy as the clients they serve To be a very good lawyer is no longer enough these days. You also have to be an industry expert and a good manager. There are plenty of excellent lawyers around, […]

Graf boosts Munich presence with Nachmann merger

German firm Graf von Westphalen is merging its Munich office with that of fellow local firm Nachmann. The tie-up will create an office of approximately 35 staff, including 10 partners. Name partner Josef Nachmann will join Graf as an equity partner. Graf currently has seven partners and eleven associates in Munich and is promoting another […]

Timothy Sheddick

Will Macquarie panel solve mandate mystery?

Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Freshfields all in the running to win coveted places on the inscrutable bank’s first-ever legal roster. By Joshua Freedman  The News that Macquarie Group is set to overhaul its way of instructing outside lawyers by appointing its first Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) panel might well have caused […]

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