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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).



Andrew McCarthy: Procter & Gamble UK

Procter & Gamble is one of the most ambitious consumer goods companies in the world. Joanne Harris reports on how head of legal Andrew McCarthy keeps ahead of the game Next time you go to the supermarket, consider the products you are buying. How many are made by Procter & Gamble? The chances are that […]

DLA HK banking chief quits post

DLA’s head of banking in Hong Kong is leaving after less than two years at the firm. Grant Docherty joined DLA in October 2002 from Deacon’s Hong Kong office, where he was a partner. He was brought in alongside former Barlow Lyde & Gilbert partner Claudio de Bedin to launch DLA’s Hong Kong banking practice. […]

Robert Muckle makes first equity partner lateral

Newcastle’s Robert Muckle has hired its first ever lateral directly into the firm’s equity, taking on a former Eversheds corporate partner. Andrew Davison, who was also company secretary with high street bakery chain Greggs while practising with Eversheds, left in April, speaking to several firms before finally plumping for Robert Muckle. First revealed on […]

Howard Kennedy wins $150m redress for KAC

Howard Kennedy has won damages of $148.5m (£80.8m) on behalf of the Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) in its ongoing case against the Iraqi Airways Company (IAC). Kendall Freeman, in a new instruction for the firm, is acting for IAC. The firm replaces Landau & Scanlan, and has been advising IAC since the fall of former […]

Identity crisis

With a more sophisticated rent review arbitration process, are expert valuation witnesses behaving too much like advocates? Jonathan Seitler QC reports Traditionally, whether or not a rent review involves an oral hearing, the landlord and tenant each employ a surveyor to give an opinion of value to the arbitrator. Although the landlord’s valuer will usually […]

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