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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

Filming in Cyprus has now been made even more attractive due to the introduction of the scheme of incentives aiming to promote the film industry and the promotion of Cyprus as a filming production hub. The Cyprus Filming Scheme icludes a number of incentives designed to encourage the filming and production of movies and audiovisual […]

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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Allen & Overy (A&O) has chosen the Spitalfields Market redevelopment as its new HQ and has placed a formal offer on the site Spitalfields Development Group is understood to be submitting a revised planning application to Tower Hamlets Council in the next few days.A&O’s decision will be one of the biggest prelets that the City […]

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There have been numerous calls to reform the way in which the House of Lords operates. Daniel Jonas talks to the man responsible for running England’s highest court, James Vallance White, who believes the House is not doing too bad a job as it is Principal clerk of the Judicial Office of the House of […]

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DEAL OF THE WEEK – BG GROUP

A&O revises BG’s share capital acquisition of Eogil Allen & Overy has advised BG Group on an agreement revision that has resulted in it acquiring the share capital of Enron Oil & Gas India Limited (Eogil).The US Bankruptcy Court has approved the terms of the new agreement, following an objection from a rival bidder and […]

BA legal director takes off for Associated British Ports

British Airways (BA) legal director Stephen Walsh is exchanging the skies for the sea – he is leaving after 11 years of service to join Associated British Ports (ABP) as its first general counsel Walsh is leaving his post at the end of March and will be joining ABP in April.Walsh’s move ensures that Slaughter […]

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