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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).


Rawlinsons appoints Cripps partner

South East firm Rawlison & Butler has expanded its commercial litigation team with the hiring of a new partner from Cripps Harries Hall. Joanna Case joins the Crawley-based firm after five years at Cripps Harries Hall, where she became a partner in 1999. Her particular focus was professional negligence work. Case previously practised in Birmingham […]

CMS integration derailed

The full merger of Cameron McKenna’s CMS alliance is likely to take twice as long as originally predicted, its managing director has admitted. Peter van Dalen told The Lawyer that the 11-month delay in filling his post has lost valuable time for the alliance. CMS was launched in April 1999 with the promise of full […]

Clark makes assistant retention a priority

Slaughter and May‘s new senior partner is set to shake up the use of IT to aid fee-earner retention. Senior corporate partner Tim Clark is taking over from Giles Henderson, who has been in the position for eight years. Clark says that he intends to improve the firm’s IT capability to cut down on non-billable […]

Axa Corp sets up new legal panel

Axa Corporate Solutions, which is part of the Axa group, has set up a panel of preferred law firms. The panel is unusual as the work is for large multinational clients, and the firms need to prove that they have the capacity to cope with complex multijurisdictional work. A number of firms are known to […]

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