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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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Keystone brings in former DWF local chief for long-in-the-making Middle East foray

Keystone Law has concluded a convoluted process to launch a new office in Abu Dhabi, its first and long-in-the-making Middle East venture. The limited liability partnership Keystone Law Middle East LLP has now been approved by the Abu Dhabi Global Market, a local centre that houses three local authorities including the financial services regulator, the […]

Centrica GC takes on top legal job at National Grid

National Grid has appointed a new general counsel, as Alison Kay prepares to step down after eight years in the top legal role and 25 years within the business. Centrica general counsel Justine Campbell is to succeed Kay at the beginning of 2021. Kay was appointed GC of the National Grid in January 2013, having […]

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