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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).


Latham names new co-leaders of global banking

Latham & Watkins has reshuffled its global heads of banking, appointing recent Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom recruit, Marc Hanrahan to one of the roles. Hanrahan, a leading banking lawyer in the US, will become global co-head of the Latham’s banking practice group along with Chicago-based banking partner David Crumbaugh. Hanrahan joined Latham earlier […]

West is (almost) best

Tulkinghorn would like to refute allegations that The Lawyer will automatically promote London over the regions. In last week’s issue, the results of the inaugural The Lawyer Formula Law go-karting extravaganza were published, but somehow West Country firm Kitson & Trotman was squeezed out from its proper fourth-placed finish. Tulkinghorn apologises profusely for this oversight. […]

The Celt belt

Ireland’s M&A and corporate finance markets are booming. Eithne FitzGerald provides a round-up of the biggest deals in the past year The last year has again been very busy for Ireland on the M&A and corporate finance front, with the building materials, financial services, media and real estate sectors dominating. The take private arena has […]

France Telecom gears up to appoint new legal panel

France Telecom is completing a full-scale review of its legal advisers and has promised that some of its existing advisers will be dropped. The French national telecoms provider already has framework agreements in place with 10 law firms, but after a new review procedure involving 60 law firms, a new list will be produced by […]

TMT deals round-up

Field Fisher Waterhouse (Paul Barton, left) advised professional teaching body the General Teaching Council (GTC) on the outsourcing of its customer relations management (CRM) system. The project has seen the GTC overhaul its registration database and will ensure the GTC meets best practice standards for data privacy and data quality. Cap Gemini Ernst & Young […]

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