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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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Fried Frank to join fellow US firms and Freshfields in new City HQ

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is poised to move its London offices next year, just three years after moving into its current space in the City. The US firm will be one of the future tenants in the recently-built 100 Bishopsgate, which houses other stateside firms such as Paul Hastings and Cadwalader Wickersham & […]

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Freshfields fails in bid to strike-out Tesco trial

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Stewarts and Morgan Lewis & Bockius are still on course for a mammoth 44-day trial in June 2020 after Tesco’s ambitious strike-out application was dismissed in the High Court. The heart of the lucrative dispute relates to a case brought by two groups of institutional investor claimants – MLB and SL – […]

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