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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).

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Stephenson Harwood’s private capital team defects

Stephenson Harwood is losing its entire private capital and family team to Charles Russell. As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (23 January), a team of three partners and two consultants from the private capital group planned to depart for Charles Russell. It now appears that the entire team making the move will number 11 lawyers. The group […]

5 Fountain Court leaps up rankings with double-digit turnover bonanza

Birmingham’s 5 Fountain Court is likely to find itself propelled into the upper echelons of the UK’s biggest-billing chambers this year after reporting a 21.3 per cent lift in turnover. 5 Fountain Court, the UK’s largest barristers’ chambers, notched up £21m for the last financial year, compared with £17.3m in the previous 12 months. The […]

Mourant pushes into Cayman Islands

Jersey’s Mourant du Feu & Jeune has extended its reach to the Cayman Islands, making it the third Channel Islands firm to launch a Caribbean practice this year. Mourant is hoping to win corporate instructions through the move and is also waiting for the outcome of a licence application from the Cayman authorities to establish […]

Eversheds retained by FA in Sven scandal

Eversheds’ employment partner Peter Norbury has emerged as the solicitor acting for the Football Association (FA) on its inquiry into the Sven-Göran Eriksson scandal. Norbury will provide the evidence to be put before an emergency meeting of the FA board next Thursday (5 August). The FA inquiry follows an erroneous statement released last week, and […]

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