Latest Briefings

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).

Recommended

allen & overy

Dejonghe squeaks victory in A&O senior partner battle

Wim Dejonghe has claimed victory in Allen & Overy’s senior partner elections for the second year in a row, after beating off competition from the firm’s co-head of banking, Philip Bowden. After two stints as A&O’s managing partner in 2008 and 2012, Dejonghe was able to continue in a leadership role when he won the […]

Allen & Overy

A&O matches Linklaters with 12-weeks’ paternity leave

Allen & Overy is the latest firm to announce a number of new policies regarding parental leave, following the likes of Linklaters, Ashurst and Paul Hastings. The firm has increased paternity leave from two weeks to 12 for its UK fee-earners and business services staff. Its global HR director Sasha Hardman said: “The face of […]

shanghai

A&O becomes seventh global firm to secure Shanghai JV

Allen & Overy has gained approval for a joint operation in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, becoming the seventh firm to launch such a venture. In doing so, A&O is also the second magic circle firm to expand its capabilities in China with a joint operation; Linklaters was the first to secure Chinese law capability […]

allen & overy

Six candidates in the running in A&O’s leadership contest

The race to become the next leaders of Allen & Overy (A&O) has kicked off, with six candidates throwing their hats in the ring for the senior and managing partner roles. Wim Dejonghe will battle the firm’s current co-head of global banking Philip Bowden for the senior partner spot; Bowden has spent over twenty years […]

Johnny Depp turns to Meghan Markle’s legal team after ditching Brown Rudnick

Schillings has been drafted in to represent Johnny Depp on his ongoing libel action against the publishers of The Sun, with the Hollywood film star bringing in the reputational specialists to replace Brown Rudnick. Depp’s change in lawyers was confirmed during a preliminary High Court hearing yesterday. It was also claimed that 70,000 text messages […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more