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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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Hogan Lovells lures back private equity trio from Paul Hastings

A three lawyer team who left Hogan Lovells last year have gone back to the firm after a short stint at Paul Hastings. Hogan Lovells London head of private equity Ed Harris, corporate partner Leanne Moezi and partner Adam Brown in the firm’s Northern Virginia office all decamped for Paul Hastings in July last year. […]

A&O loses capital markets partner to HSF

Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited an equity capital markets partner from Allen & Overy, two months after losing its ECM head. ECM partner Michael Jacobs joins HSF in London from A&O’s Hong Kong office, where he has spent the last three years. Jacobs was at A&O for thirteen years, having joined as an associate in […]

Black lives matter

An open letter to law firm leadership from the Black Solicitors Network

The Black Solicitors Network, chaired by Linklaters counsel Paulette Mastin, has put out a call to action to law firm leaders, asking them to take positive action to address racial inequalities. Here is the letter in full. Dear senior leaders of law firms and legal services providers, The tragedy of George Floyd’s murder at the […]

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