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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).


Clifford Chance bags role for Inmarsat as it snubs hostile US takeover

Clifford Chance has taken the lead for UK satellite company Inmarsat as it rejects a hostile £3.2bn takeover bid from US rival EchoStar, advised by White & Case. Clifford Chance advised Inmarsat, fielded by corporate and M&A partners Jonny Myers, David Lewis and Lee Coney.  Following a last-minute snag at Inmarsat, EchoStar, which is controlled by […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields returns to form as PEP reaches record levels

After a set of lukewarm results for 2016/17, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has reported a record high in profitability, with average profit per equity partner now at £1.73m. The magic circle firm’s turnover increased by 5 per cent, as the firm added £73m to its topline taking it to £1.4bn worldwide. Net profit and average profit […]

Conyers advises Seadrill on Emergence from Chapter 11

Seadrill Limited, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies, announced on 2 July 2018 that it had emerged from chapter 11 bankruptcy, after successfully completing its plan of reorganisation (the “Plan”). Since February 2016, as lead Bermuda counsel, Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Seadrill on the Plan and related judicial proceedings in Bermuda, […]

Barristers provide local authorities with planning advice and updates

Over 100 local authority planning delegates have benefited from the expertise of top barristers following a series of advisory seminars. No5 Barristers’ Chambers Planning Group has hosted the Local Authorities Seminar Series in London, Bristol, Leicester and Leeds aimed at providing up-to-date information on planning and development as well as sessions dedicated to enforcement updates, with […]

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