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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).


Ashurst and Osborne Clarke win big on £241m sale of Gala Bingo

The summer saw a surge in the number of M&A transactions involving gambling companies, with deals proposed involved Betfair, Paddy Power, bwin and GVC. Last week saw yet another betting-related deal, with Ashurst and Osborne Clarke winning key roles on Gala Coral’s £241m sale of Gala Bingo to Caledonia Investments. Ashurst acted for Gala Coral […]

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Burness Paull appointed lead adviser to Ecotricity in Scotland

Burness Paull has been appointed as lead adviser to green energy firm Ecotricity in Scotland, following a pitch led by chairman Philip Rodney. The firm, which has a strong presence in planning, was selected by general counsel Tom Cowling. Cowling said: “They are an energetic, enthusiastic team with a good reach in Scotland. This shows […]

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