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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).


Umpire state building

With the New York Convention as standard-bearer, arbitration is making moves to supplant the more traditional forms of international litigation. Andrea Dahlberg and James Freeman report International arbitration is increasingly preferred to litigation for resolving international commercial disputes. Globalisation has been a key factor in bringing this about. In a world of cross-border trade and […]

Taylor Wessing ready to go Dutch

Taylor Wessing is turning its attention to the Netherlands and aims to have a presence in the country by this time next year. Managing partner Tim Eyles said having a Dutch office would complement the firm’s offices in France and Germany while ­improving its ability to serve US clients coming through London to do business in the […]

Molitor: Michel Molitor

Luxembourg firm Molitor began life 15 years ago advising mainly small- and medium-sized businesses in the Grand Duchy. These days, although the firm remains small, it advises much bigger international clients, including banks and major corporations. Managing partner: Michel MolitorNumber of partners: FiveNumber of lawyers: 28Number of offices: OneLocation: LuxembourgMain practice areas: ­Banking and finance, […]

Colonel Gaddafi

Landlord’s Gaddafi link stalls BLG’s office switch

An investment company linked to fallen Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi could dash Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s (BLG) hopes of moving into merger partner Clyde & Co’s London offices soon after the deal goes through. BLG is exploring options that would release it from its lease at Beaufort House before its next break clause comes up […]

Mishcons gags Goo Goo for Gaga

Lady Gaga has a new single: Just Injunct. Okay, that’s not entirely accurate. But a cartoon representation of the singer has been considered accurate enough to secure an interim injunction banning it from launching its own parody song, ’Peppy-razzi’ (see story). Gaga’s poker-faced legal team at Mishcon de Reya, apparently all of whom were in […]

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