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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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Shearman bulks up arbitration in Washington, DC

Shearman & Sterling has bulked up its US international arbitration group, moving Singapore partner John Savage to its Washington DC office. The move reflect the firm’s increased focus on international arbitration in the US. Shearman head of international arbitration, Emmanuel Gaillard, said: “The US environment for arbitration is changing and there is an increased need […]

Clegg Manuel

For a small property firm founded just eight years ago, these could be dangerous times. But being small has its advantages, says Simon Manuel, joint ­managing partner at Clegg Manuel. The Clerkenwell-based firm is on the edge of the cloud – both geographically and economically – that has formed over the City, and is a […]

Global Islamic finance chief quits DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s Dubai-based head of global Islamic finance Oliver Agha has left the firm, taking a three-lawyer team with him. Agha spent less than 18 months at DLA Piper, ­having joined in February 2007 from Clifford Chance Saudi alliance firm The Law Firm of Yousef & Mohammed Al-Jadaan. Agha said: “I’ve decided to move on […]

Salans on course for 20 per cent revenue jump

Salans has boosted its turnover by 20 per cent in the first three quarters of 2008, bringing in e150m (£117.97m) in its first year of reporting in euros. For the same period last year the firm’s revenue was £94.38m. Salans chairman Stephen Finch said the firm was on course to beat last year’s haul of […]

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