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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).

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Police group uses Rowe & Cohen

North West firm Rowe & Cohen has won a mandate to act as the National Black Police Association’s (NBPA) official legal adviser. The work was won following recommendations from members of another police organisation, the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA).Senior partner Simon Cohen said: “It’s come via a referral. We’ve acted for officers in respect of […]

Singapore faces legal crisis as lawyer numbers slump

Singapore could suffer from a dearth of practising lawyers as the country witnesses its first drop in numbers for five years. Figures released by the Law Society of Singapore show a 0.4 per cent decrease in the number of lawyers seeking to renew their practising certificates. This year 3,524 lawyers renewed their certificates compared with […]

Case book

Judgments Amersham Pharmacia Biotech AB v (1) Amicon Ltd (2) Millipore (UK) Ltd (3) Millipore Corporation (5/7/01) CALords: Aldous, Hale, ParkerThe protocol on the interpretation of Art.69 European Patent Convention did not introduce into UK law a doctrine of infringement by equivalent effect by use of a different mechanism.Appearances: Henry Carr QC and Iain Purvis […]

On your trademarks

Trademark law is in a constant state of flux, and many cases end up in the House of Lords or even the ECJ. Andrew Norris reports on the year’s most significant rulings There seems to have been more recent developments in trademarks and passing off than in other areas of intellectual property law. In particular, […]

Cadwalader partner duo defects to King & Spalding

Setback to US-UK restructuring capability as former head quits; insurance insolvency team rocked New York firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has suffered two more departures from its financial restructuring group. Just three months after two of the most senior partners left for Allen & Overy (A&O), the former joint head of the group is now […]

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