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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).


Gouldens takes lead role on Pillar work

Gouldens has reprised its role as lead adviser to Pillar Property as the group finally sells off its interest in Cannon Bridge, home of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe).Pillar, which owns a 25 per cent stake in the building, and the US’s Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), which holds a […]

CC picks three regional chiefs as votes continue

Three Clifford Chance partners have been elected unopposed as regional managing partners, as the firm continues its series of leadership votes. Peter Charlton has been re-elected as regional managing partner for London and Dubai for an initial term of three years beginning in January. Jim Baird has been re-elected as regional managing partner for Asia. […]

Here's lookin' at you, clerk

Some clerks run their ships with rods of iron and not a few barristers have complained of them acting something akin to a nightmarish Big Brother observatory machine. Now, ironically, at Brick Court Chambers it is the clerks themselves who have become the victims as the surprisingly modern set has introduced a webcam at reception […]

Wragges, Masons act on major windfarm projects

Wragge & Co is attempting to help push ahead Powergen Renewables’ plan to build a major windfarm in Norfolk after the project was postponed for a year over disagreements with contractors on price.The 37-wind turbine farm, which will be located offshore at Scroby Sands near Great Yarmouth, was due for completion by the end of […]

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