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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).


Clifford Chance and LG lead on Shell’s £992m bid for Cove Energy

Clifford Chance and Lawrence Graham (LG) have won roles advising on Royal Dutch Shell’s £992m bid for Africa-focused oil and gas group Cove Energy. Clifford Chance corporate partner Timothy Lewis is leading for Shell with senior associate Katy Foster. LG has been brought in by established client Cove, a young Aim-listed energy company that the […]

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Weil Gotshal lands first BC Partners fundraising since hiring CC team

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ new City funds team has snatched a role for private equity giant BC Partners on its $8.6bn (£5.5bn) fundraising, one of the firm’s first major funds mandates since its four-partner raid on Clifford Chance last year. Weil, Clifford Chance and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett all won instructions on the matter – […]

Offshore survey 2012: Defying the downturn

Growth was the theme for 2011, with many offshore firms investing in people and expanding into new practice areas and locations Offshore law firms had a strong – and in some cases exceptional – 2011, the results of The Lawyer’s annual offshore survey have revealed. In an effort to shed some light on the murky […]

Debevoise 2011 results show increase in turnover to $675.5m

Debevoise & Plimpton has posted a 2.8 per cent increase in revenue for 2011, taking total fee income to $675.5m. Average profit per equity partner was static at $2.08m but revenue per lawyer rose significantly, by 7.2 per cent, to $1.05m. While capital markets was sluggish, several stand-out M&A deals helped Debevoise post positive results, […]

Bevan Brittan shakes up management with CEO departure

Bevan Brittan is to revert to a legal management structure following the exit of chief executive Andrew Manning at the end of the financial year. The firm has appointed Duncan Weir, who has sat on its board for past four years, as managing partner. The firm will also elect a new senior partner, it said. Manning is […]

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