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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).


MPs question Govt on pensions

MPs from Wales last week tabled questions in Parl-iament querying whether the Government might be open to massive claims from UK pensioners with final salary schemes but insolvent employers The MPs, backed up by a paper from Denton Wilde Sapte pensions partner Elmer Doonan, believe an EC directive has not been properly implemented. Doonan said: […]

Eversheds bags more work from Lend Lease

Eversheds has extended its role with Lend Lease by winning work on a second shopping centre in the portfolio The firm will now advise on the Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull as well as Lend Lease’s flagship project, the Bluewater Shopping and Leisure Centre. This latest appointment comes a year after Eversheds won a competitive […]

Catalyst turns to CC for pro bono after Ashursts refuses

Clifford Chance is advising venture capital firm Catalyst and homeless magazine publisher the Big Issue on setting up a £50m social fund. The magic circle firm is setting up the fund pro bono after Catalyst’s main law firm Ashurst Morris Crisp decided to charge for the work. This is the first time Catalyst has used […]

Cuatrecasas looks to grow CGMP alliance with Mexican and Chilean recruits

Spanish firm Cuatrecasas is looking to bring a Mexican firm and a Chilean firm into its formal Iberian alliance The firm has brought Chilean firm Carey y Cía Abogados and Mexican firm Creel García-Cuellar y Müggenburg into a Latin American desk that it is running with its Iberian alliance members, and is now considering bringing […]

Five partners quit Herbert Smith ally in Brussels

Stibbe partners to set up new firm with Brussels-based intellectual property practice Braun Bigwood Five Brussels partners from Herbert Smith’s Dutch and Belgian alliance partner Stibbe are defecting to set up a new firm with intellectual property specialist Braun Bigwood. Braun Bigwood’s ten partners will be joined by litigator Paul Alain Foriers, insolvency specialist Michèle […]

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