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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).


Former Sonnenschein managing partner joins Warner Cranston

Peter Borrowdale joins the City firm’s corporate and finance team in January. The move comes after US firm Sonnenschein closed its eight-strong London office at the beginning of this month. Ironically, Warner Cranston and Sonnenschein were in merger discussions earlier this year, but the talks fell through (The Lawyer October 4). Peter Alfandry, Warner Cranston’s […]

Kamlesh Bahl accused of harassment

At least three Law Society staff members are understood to have officially complained that Bahl has subjected them to bullying and intimidation. The society’s staff trade union has reportedly become involved. The former chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Bahl was asked to absent herself from her official duties at a closed meeting of the […]

Chambers fights back with client survey

Knowles stands by decision to dump directories; Wheeler defends original report; The Legal 500 remains silent Chambers & Partners is hitting back at DLA’s decision not to submit entries to legal directories. Chambers has produced a survey of 68 DLA clients, documenting their attitudes towards its directory. The survey arrives just one week after DLA […]

UniCredito Italiano

UniCredito Italiano arranges financing for Clayton Dubilier & Rice’s acquisition of Italtel from Telecom Italia. Clayton Dubilier & Rice advised by Debevoise & Plimpton (James Kiernan


GeneMedix lists on the London and Singapore stock exchanges, raising £20m. GeneMedix advised by CMS Cameron McKenna. UK sponsor English Trust Company and broker Collins Stewart represented by Eversheds (Neil Matthews).

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