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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).


In brief: Growth inspires Anthony Gold promotion

David Marshall has been made the first managing partner of litigation practice Anthony Gold, Lerman and Muirhead. The appointment follows 18 months of growth for the central London firm, which now has 11 partners.

Hunton's Polish win

US firm Hunton & Williams’ Poland office has won a major government contract relating to the “mass privatisation” of companies in the second round of the Polish government’s National Investment Fund Programme. White & Case advised the government on the first round of privatisations, which put 500 companies worth approximately $2bn (£3.2bn) into the private […]

In brief: Cardiff neighbours combine resources

Welsh firms and next door neighbours in Cardiff, JA Hughes Walter & Hopkins and Rees Wood & Terry, have merged to form a 12-partner, 70-staff firm to be called JA Hughes with Rees Wood & Terry. It has two offices in Cardiff and three in Barry.

SPG denies links with US

There are no proposals for a joint venture between Solicitors Property Group and First American Title, as suggested in The Lawyer (22 April). However, Solicitors Property Group is always ready to discuss proposals which may be in the interest of its members. Later in the report, you quote First American director Brian Marson as suggesting […]

Chester firm succumbs to buyout by Hill Dickinson

Marine, insurance and commercial firm Hill Dickinson has taken over The Property Law Practice – a two-partner practice in Chester, which acts for house builders and developers in the region. The PLP’s founder Vincent Fairclough, said: “We are confident that with the added strength and resources of Hill Dickinson we can build on the sound […]

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