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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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Pinsents wins mandate for £2.5bn Harrow redevelopment

Pinsent Masons is acting on a £2.5bn regeneration and growth programme for the London borough of Harrow. Dubbed “Building a better Harrow”, the project for Harrow Council is being led by real estate partner Scot Morrison alongside procurement director Wendy Nicolson and property senior associate Amy Walker. Though it is a London-focused deal, the team […]

Latham and Freshfields advise on new Farfetch deal

Latham & Watkins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and independent Italian firm Gatti Pavesi Bianchi have advised Farfetch on the acquisition of the Italian luxury brand platform New Guards Group. Latham’s team stemmed from its Milan, New York and London offices. The deal was led from Milan by corporate partner Stefano Sciolla, while Marcello Bragliani advised on […]

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