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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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Clydes marine team hit by partner defections to new boutique

A group of partners have resigned from Clyde & Co’s marine practice as they set out plans to go it alone and form a new boutique law firm, The Lawyer understands. The five partners include Ed Mills-Webb, who became a partner in 2010 at the firm. A Clydes spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Ed […]

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Clydes hit by further losses as eight US partners leave firm

Just days after a UK team of partners resigned from to form a boutique, another group of eight partners are set to leave Clyde & Co and set up their own venture in the US. The partners are to leave Clydes’ San Francisco office to set up a legal boutique called Atheria Law. Joan D’Ambrosio, […]

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Three years after raiding Simmons & Simmons’ IP litigation team, Allen & Overy (A&O) has picked up another partner from the firm; this time hiring one of its senior employment lawyers. Simmons partner and Vicky Wickremeratne, who featured in this year’s The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2019, will be joining A&O. Wickremeratne re-joined Simmons & Simmons […]

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