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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).


Manches sues hypnotherapist

Manches has successfully sued to recover costs a hypnotherapist it represented in a three-year libel case against TV hypnotist Paul McKenna. Michael Joseph originally turned to Manches in 1996 when McKenna sued him for libel over a letter in Joseph’s publication The European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, which compared McKenna to Hitler.The case was settled […]

Whistle while you shirk

Tulkinghorn was dismayed to receive an anonymous call from a disgruntled employee of Buchanan Ingersoll, claiming that a ban on singing or whistling had been imposed on the London office. Not only that, said the caller, but from now on staff were to be charged for any personal calls made from the office. Tulkinghorn naturally […]

Deals summary

Travers Smith Braithwaite (Richard Skelton, Margaret Moore) advised Premium TV on a restructuring of its media and sponsorship arrangements with Newcastle United. Newcastle United advised by Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Martin Shaw, Simon Pigden). Clifford Chance (Thierry Schoen, Dominique Bompoint) advised Cargill on its acquisition of Montedison’s 56 per cent share in Cerestar for an undisclosed […]

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