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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).


Eversheds Leeds hosts LGBT Xmas bash

Law firm lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ­network the InterLaw Diversity Forum held its first-ever event for LGBT law firm staff in the north of England before ­Christmas. The event was hosted by Eversheds at its office in Bridgewater Place, Leeds. There were some 50 people in ­attendance, ­including representatives of Addleshaw Goddard, Beachcroft, […]

Faegre & Benson makes up one in London

US firm Faegre & Benson has promoted one partner in its departure-hit London office, as part of nine promotions across its worldwide network. Head of employment Alex Denny is the only new UK partner, alongside four promotions in Minneapolis, three in Denver and one in Boulder. Denny focuses on the employment aspects of mergers and […]

Tulkinghorn: A handy man, Shacka and an attorney journey

News has reached Tulkinghorn’s ears of the talented man being billed as the scariest partner in law: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer restructuring high chieftain Ken Baird. Handy man News has reached Tulkinghorn’s ears of the talented man being billed as the scariest partner in law: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer restructuring high chieftain Ken Baird. One of Tulkinghorn’s […]


Wright Hassall managing partner steps down

Leamington Spa-based firm Wright Hassall’s managing partner of 18 years has stepped down from the role. The firm has restructured Peter Beddoes’ former managing partner role into two separate positions and has held an uncontested election for the posts. Wright Hassall’s former head of litigation Richad Lane has been appointed managing partner while property partner […]

Osborne Clarke picks new board members

Osborne Clarke has revamped its management board following the promotion of two partners to department heads. The new line-up comes as the firm promotes 18 lawyers to associate level. Partner Paul Matthews will lead the firm’s employment and pensions practice group and replaces Julian Hemmings on the seven-strong management board.Michael Bell will replace Philip Moss […]

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