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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).



How times change. Collyer Bristow has just appointed a former client care manager as its chief executive, in the shape of Jonathan Fox, who was formerly at DLA.`Now I am sure that among some of the old school there will be a raised eyebrow or two about the fact that a marketeer is overseeing a […]

Blake Lapthorn litigation head leaves practice

Blake Lapthorn’s head of litigation has quit his post in Taunton. `David Higham is not leaving the law altogether, but will stay on at the firm as head of professional development and research. Higham, who has taught advanced litigation at Nottingham Law School for a year, will be in charge of training solicitors at Blake […]

TD Securities and Bank of Scotland are lead arrangers

TD Securities and Bank of Scotland are lead arrangers on the senior debt financing of start-up broadband cable television company eOn Communications Corporation. Financing split between revolving credit facility of £135m, junior facility of £20m and £110m equity from Madison Dearborn Partners, TD Capital Communications Partners, Incepta Partners and GE Capital Telecom. TD Securities and […]

Ahead of the game

However, given that the company’s 91 shareholders are still self-employed barristers in the traditional mould, managed by two chief clerks, Clive Witcomb for crime and newly promoted Matt Fleming on civil and commercial, has anything really changed? Has St Philip’s really transformed itself into the face of a modern and transparent bar or is it […]

Davies Wallis launches legal transaction centre DWF Maxima

North West law firm Davies Wallis Foyster has increased and diversified its presence in the region by launching a national centre for high-volume, process-driven legal transactions in Warrington. `The £1.5m operation will trade under the name DWF Maxima and will be headed by Davies Wallis partner Mary Barlow.`Barlow joined the firm in January from DLA, […]

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