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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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Hammonds in all-out war over partner repayments

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Law Soc launches unprecedented attack on Manzoor

The Law Society has hit back at one of its harshest critics the Legal Services Ombudsman and the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor. The leadership of the Law Society has united and taken the unprecedented step of issuing a press release rounding on Manzoor, who said that “The Law Society itself is letting down […]

A&O promotes record 33 to partnership

Allen & Overy has announced 33 partner promotions – the highest number of associates ever to have been promoted at the firm. The new partners, effective from 1 May, cover a range of practice areas with 14 promotions from the global banking group, 10 from the global corporate group, four from the global ICM group, […]

Duane Morris looks to Singapore for growth

Philadelphia-based Duane Morris is planning to open an office in Singapore in the next 12 months in a move that will give the firm its second international office. This is the firm’s first move into the Asian market and marks its growing ambitions at home and abroad. The office will be led by Eduardo Ramos-Gomez, […]

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