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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).


Careers: In brief

The Law Society is developing a product to enable solicitors to prepare home information packs (HIPs) for consumers who are selling their homes. The Government plans to introduce HIPs in 2007. Speaking at the Law Society Property Section Annual Conference in London, Law Society president Kevin Martin said: “The pack will have numerous advantages, including […]

SJ Berwin wins Oakmayne and Londonewcastle property deal

SJ Berwin has strengthened its fledgling relationship with residential property developer Londonewcastle and picked up new client Oakmayne Properties on the joint purchase of Embassy Court, a seven-storey 1960s residential block in St John’s Wood. Embassy Court was bought by the developers for £23.7m. A landmark £70m residential scheme is planned for the site. Plans […]

Cayman islands

The role of the Cayman special purpose company is under scrutiny. Owen Jones reports

Hammonds’ Aston Villa relationship strengthened by takeover mandate

Hammonds has confirmed its longstanding relationship with Premiership football club Aston Villa by advising it on a takeover approach from a consortium led by Birmingham businessman Michael Neville. The consortium is understood to include Irish-born brothers Brian and Luke Comer, directors of luxury home developer Comer Homes Group. The brothers have retained the services of […]

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