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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).


Photo: We know all too well that the lateral hiring process doesn’t end once a new partner joins' says Alex Chadwick of Baker McKenzie

Bakers re-elects Chadwick for second term as London head

Baker McKenzie’s Alex Chadwick has secured the role of London managing partner for a second term. The reappointment follows a contested election, which saw Chadwick run against antitrust and competition partner Samantha Mobley. Earlier this year, Mobley took up a position on the management committee of Bakers’ London office, having previously headed the firm’s EU, […]

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Bakers lands latest corporate defection from Kirkland

Baker McKenzie has added a private equity partner to its ranks from Kirkland & Ellis, continuing the firm’s expansion into transactional areas. Justin Hutchinson, who started his career as a trainee at Kirkland in 2006 and has been with the Chicago-based firm since then, is to make the move to Bakers. He was promoted to […]

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Ted Baker GC finds new role at clothing retailer

Ted Baker’s former general counsel Tom Hussey has landed in a new role at Palace Skateboards. Hussey first moved in-house to Ted Baker in 2014 after seven years as an associate at Jones Day. He spent nearly five years at the British clothing and accessories brand, two of which were spent as general counsel. He left […]

Bakers elects first Asia-based global chair

Baker McKenzie has elected its next chairman after the firm launched a search for a new leader after the passing of Paul Rawlinson earlier this year. The partnership has voted in Milton Cheng, Bakers’ current Hong Kong-based managing partner, as well as its chief executive for the Asia-Pacific region. Cheng has spent his entire career […]

DLA targets Bakers for new head of operations

DLA Piper is beefing up a team of managers supporting the firm’s executive board with a hire from Baker McKenzie, The Lawyer has learned. The firm’s London office is bringing in Baker McKenzie EMEA senior business manager Doug Williams as its new operations head for the corporate practice. The role was previously held by Brian Aris, who left […]

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