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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).


DWS sends chief to Dubai

Denton Wilde Sapte’s (DWS) Middle East push has gained momentum, with firmwide chairman James Dallas set to transfer to Dubai in the new year. As head of the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice in the region, Dallas, who is currently based in London, will unite the practice group across all of DWS’s Middle East operations. […]

Firm Profile: Lodders

Rod Bird, managing partner at Midlands firm Lodders, believes the location of the firm’s head office at Stratford-upon-Avon makes it the perfect base for corporate property and agricultural work. “We’re not very far from Birmingham, which is 22 miles up the road, and Coventry is just 19 miles away,” he says. “It’s quite a vibrant […]

Dewey & LeBoeuf names executive board

Newly merged firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has named the partners that will serve on the executive board responsible for managing the firm on a global basis. The 22-member executive board will combine the former LeBoeuf Lamb Green & McRae 11-member board and Dewey Ballantine’s six member executive board, adding five new Dewey partners. Former Dewey […]

Dickinson Dees boss steps down

Dickinson Dees boss steps down” />The long-serving managing partner of Newcastle’s largest firm, Dickinson Dees’ Neil Braithwaite has stepped down. After a lauded 10 year reign Braithwaite has passed the crown to Jonathan Blair, who has been partner with the firm since Braithtwaite’s tenure began. Blair commented: “He’s done it for ten years – poor […]

Love’s labour’s lost

Law firm international strategy is so much easier to understand once you think of it as adolescent dating – except with better grammar. As we reveal today, earlier this year Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) dumped its old flame, New York’s Kramer Levin, with the old “It’s not you, it’s me” line. The relationship, so excitedly […]

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