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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).


London & European scores legal head

Property services company London & European has hired Southern Pacific Mortgage’s (SPML) head of legal and compliance Gemma Sampson to head its legal team. London & European chief executive officer Chris Taylor said: “We haven’t had a head of legal and compliance for two years and it was time to bring someone in at a […]

Price fights for Bond after Newcastle sacking

David Price Solicitors & Advocates has come out fighting after Newcastle United sacked its client, assistant manager Kevin Bond, over the allegations made in the BBC’s Panorama documentary. The media firm is attempting to win a court order to force the BBC to release full transcripts of the secret recordings of Kevin Bond. In the […]

F Castelo splits as founding partner quits

Lisbon law firm F Castelo Branco & Associados has split after one of the founding partners quit to start up another new firm with seven of the firm’s lawyers. Rui Carlos Colmonero, a highly rated specialist in the tourism and travel industry, has called his firm RCA Colmonero & Associados. The firm will specialise in […]

Bakers and CC score largest private carbon deal

Clifford Chance has advised longstanding client Morgan Stanley on the syndication of a deal to buy 29.5m tonnes of carbon emission credits from a Chinese chemical plant, the largest private syndication of carbon. Under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism, carbon credits can be bought from China and then sold to companies within the EU […]

The anti-suit route

Anti-suit injunctions have become the shipping world’s most useful tool. By Nick Parton Mareva injunctions (freezing injunctions) were invented and refined in the mid-1970s by shipping lawyers and such injunctions remain a formidable weapon in the average shipping lawyer’s armoury. Anton Pillar injunctions (search orders) were invented by IP lawyers, but again shipping lawyers can […]

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