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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).


Norton Rose mourns death of colleague

Norton Rose is mourning the death of one of its IT managers after he fell from the eighth floor of the firm’s new offices on the south bank of the River Thames. The employee, whose identity has not been disclosed, was found dead on the ground floor of the firm’s atrium at around 6.30pm on […]

Emerging economies

Emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India and China are making full use of offshore jurisdictions. Traditional economic giants such as the US and UK need to keep up, says Daniel Mackelden The last decade has been marked by enormous changes in the distribution of wealth across the globe, driven primarily by the increased globalisation of economies. […]

Harbottle & Lewis wins star role for BBC talent show winners

Harbottle & Lewis has expanded its relationship with the BBC, advising the finalists of talent show Any Dream Will Do and winning a mandate to do the same for contestants of a reality show to be screened on BBC2 in the autumn. The firm has created a niche for itself advising talent show contestants after […]

Web week

The Lawyer‘s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email Cash and harried Hats off to Allen & Overy (A&O) for telling it like it is on the employee […]

Different blokes

Tulkinghorn recently had the pleasure of dinner and drinks with Field Fisher Waterhouse real estate partners Antony Phillips and Edward Bannister. Discussing absent members of the team, your scribe was recommended to meet esteemed colleague Paul Houston. “You can’t miss him,” Bannister said, “he’s a six-foot-three, black,

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