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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).


Lawyer takes senior commercial role at EBRD

Corporate recovery and litigation head Kamen Zahariev becomes director for the Ukraine The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has appointed a lawyer to a senior commercial position for the first time. Corporate recovery and litigation head Kamen Zahariev has been named director for the Ukraine. He replaces Andrew Seton, who has retired. Zahariev set […]

The Leader Column

You may think journos love a good bit of bad news. But events at Morgan Cole induce more than a pang of sympathy for its lawyers as the cracks in their firm deepen. There have been some positive developments of late – the firm gained a role advising the ex-employees of ITV Digital. But the […]

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 […]

Great figurers wanted

Tulkinghorn has been contacted by an influential figure within one of London’s premier law firms, who asks plaintively whether tax lawyers can ever be sexy. Ever wanting to help out his friends in the City, Tulkinghorn would like to ask readers to help dispel the myth that tax is for boffins. Here’s the challenge: find […]

The Queen and I

Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell had his own rock during his trial – his lawyer Andrew Shaw. Jon Robins finds out the truth about this dramatic case from the one who fought it After the startling collapse of the Paul Burrell trial, the world’s most famous butler and his defence team sped from the […]

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