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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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Jones Day, Cads win key roles on Chrysler bankruptcy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Jones Day have secured leading roles advising on Chrysler’s bankruptcy. Jones Day bankruptcy star partner Corinne Ball is acting for longstanding client Chrysler alongside US bankruptcy specialist firm Togut Segal & Segal. Partner Albert Togut is leading a team at the firm. Ball has worked closely with Chrysler for a […]

Miner compo millionaire gets struck off

Andrew Nulty, the lawyer who boasted of his £13m fortune, has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for his part in the miners’ compensation scandal. Nulty, who launched Avalon Solicitors in 2001 with 2,000 personal injury claims on his books, is the third lawyer to be kicked out of the profession for his […]

Miner compo millionaire gets struck off

Andrew Nulty, the lawyer who boasted of his £13m fortune, has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for his part in the miners’ compensation scandal. Nulty, who launched Avalon Solicitors in 2001 with 2,000 personal injury claims on his books, is the third lawyer to be kicked out of the profession for his […]

Norton Rose swoops for DLA Piper investment funds partner

Norton Rose has boosted its investment funds team with a raid on DLA Piper, taking on partner Michael Newell. Norton Rose has boosted its investment funds team with a raid on DLA Piper, taking on partner Michael Newell. Prior to becoming a partner at DLA Piper, Newell spent four years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where […]

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