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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).


Bedside spanner

Now how does this work? A lawyer, in the hospital with his sick mother, is apparently unable to use his mobile phone after having already been warned off by hospital staff. But that doesn’t stop our dedicated partner, who risked matron’s wrath by happily emailing away from his BlackBerry instead. Now, Tulkinghorn doesn’t profess to […]

Moving down in the world

You’re a UK top 100 law firm and you’re moving house. So how do you let the world know you’re moving into a new building? A new address card bulk mail-out? Boringly practical. How about a cracking party? Much more preferable for Tulkinghorn. But if you’re Bristol-headquartered Bond Pearce, you get your managing partner Victor […]

Gunderson raids Wilson Sonsini for San Diego launch

Silicon Valley-based Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian is launching a San Diego office with two former Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partners. Gari Cheever and Jeffrey Higgins are opening the Californian office with former Wilson Sonsini senior associate Ilan Lovinsky, who also joins as a partner. Wilson Sonsini opened its own San Diego […]


US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has hired John Stigi as a partner in San Francisco from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has hired John Stigi as a partner in San Francisco from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Canadian firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson has hired Valerie Hughes […]

Richards Butler nets Salans’ media team

Richards Butler has raided Salans, taking the firm’s entire London-based media team. The team, including partners Jonathan Berger and Peter Armstrong, along with senior associates Sarah Clarke and Laura Clipsham, has joined Richards Butler ahead of its planned merger with Reed Smith. Richards Butler media group head Stephen Edwards told The Lawyer that the hires […]

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