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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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Partha Mudgil, Linklaters

Linklaters former tech head resurfaces in new role

The former chief operating officer of Linklaters’ in-house technology business has joined a startup in a new leadership role. Partha Mudgil, who last February left Linklaters’ Nakhoda startup after more than two years as its chief operating officer and co-founder, has joined no-code software development platform Bryter as the head of its newly-created financial services […]

royal courts of justice

In court this week: One Blackfriars, pharma and Bakers’ SDT battle with Sidley Austin and Capsticks

Starting on Monday will be the five-week virtual trial in the case of One Blackfriars Limited, with proceedings going ahead after a contentious case management hearing that took place back in April. Acting for the respondent and accountancy firm BDO is Mayer Brown, which previously accused Humphries Kerstetter of seizing upon the pandemic as a […]

Financial Conduct Authority

A&O and DACB act for insurers in FCA’s test case

Allen & Overy and DAC Beachcroft are among the firms on hand for insurance companies, as the UK’s financial regulator looks to bring test cases over their business interruption policies. The Financial Conduct Authority is to launch a series of test cases to resolve current uncertainty as to whether certain business interruption policies linked to […]

Scottish silk takes up role at 4 Pump Court

A top Scottish silk has joined 4 Pump Court, as he expands his practice to include matters in England and Wales. Axiom Chambers’ Roddy Dunlop QC is joining 4 Pump Court but will continue to practice in Scotland through Axiom Chambers. Dunlop was instructed by the UK Government last year, in a judicial review over […]

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