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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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RPC steers clear of furloughing but cuts partner drawings

RPC has cut partner drawings by up to 20 per cent to weather the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. The firm has introduced a number of time-limited measures that have been put in place with immediate effect. They include the deferral of partner distributions and a “sliding scale” reduction to monthly drawings of up to […]

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Lewis Silkin makes more Covid-19 cuts

Lewis Silkin has taken further measures to contain the growing challenges posed by Covid-19. The firm has agreed to temporarily suspend quarterly profit distributions. It has also cut salaries and reduced the work hours of a number of its associates, junior lawyers and paralegals across different practices. The decision comes as the firm recently furloughed […]

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