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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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DAC takes back legal executive to head dept

Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) is taking back one of its former legal executives from Kennedys to lead its shrinking motor unit. Alan Jones is rejoining DAC to fill the void left by his former colleague Malcolm Henke, previously head of common law, who left the firm last month for Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. (The Lawyer, […]

Buchanans poaches six partners from rival firm

Leading Philadelphia firm Buchanan Ingersoll is more than doubling the size of its new New York practice by poaching a team of six partners from a rival firm. The team of trademark and finance partners is moving with a group of six associates from New York State firm Harris Beach & Wilcox. Buchanan Ingersoll moved […]

Get out of jail free

Barristers are usually considered to be highly committed to pro bono but, as Matheu Swallow discovers, the commercial bar has nothing to be proud about When it comes to pro bono, the bar is widely regarded as setting a fine example to the other side of the profession. However, despite its efforts, the bar still […]

Deals

Pinsent Curtis acted for Armour Trust on the £10.5m sale of Airfresh (UK) and the BlueCol Group to Pennzoil-Quaker State. Of the £10.5m paid for the acquisition, £3.2m is related to an intra-group debt repayment. Corporate partner Jeremy Willcocks acted on the deal with corporate assistant James Bermingham. Rowe & Maw advised Pennzoil-Quaker.

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