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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 aids Barbados in flying fish hostilities

Latham & Watkins has helped Barbados safeguard the future of its national delicacy, flying fish, with a landmark arbitration deciding fishing boundaries between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Public law head Robert Volterra acted for the Barbadian government, working with the Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley QC, in proceedings initiated in 2004. Barbados and Trinidad […]

Crossley secures key vote for Hammonds restructure

Hammonds’ partners have voted in support of proposals which will see the firm’s senior partner role axed and a move away from lockstep. The partnership voted on Friday (21 April) on recommendations made as part of a strategic review that concluded in December 2005. Since then the firm’s management has been consulting with partners to […]

Herbies brings in diversity expert to appease client demands

Herbert Smith has recruited a permanent diversity consultant amid increasing requirements from potential clients to provide tangible evidence of a commitment to diversity issues. Carolyn Lee joined the silver circle firm last week as its inclusion manager. A former diversity consultant to German investment bank Deutsche Bank, Lee will be responsible for conducting diversity training […]

A&O’s version of ‘marketing’

Allen & Overy‘s Italian arm appears to have resorted to subliminal (or should that be barefaced and blatant) messaging in order to attract much-needed lateral hires. Either that, or the firm is angling to become a key competitor to Tesco Law. On a recent trip to the home of pizza, pasta and vino, Tulkinghorn was […]

Snout drought

Another firm making a huff and puff about a new office is Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC). Well, actually, huffing and puffing is the last thing RPC lawyers will be doing when they move into their new premises at Tower Bridge House. The terms of the lease prohibit smoking in, or anywhere around, the premises. There […]

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