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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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The magic circle will disappear within a decade, industry leaders predict

Seven more transatlantic mergers, the end of the magic circle and the disappearance of 25 of the current top 100 by 2018 are just some of the wide-ranging predictions made in today’s crystal ball-gazing issue of The Lawyer. The 13-page feature contains projections on several key sections of the market and predictions from the likes […]

When the cartel investigators come calling: top 10 dos and top 10 don’ts

A company may first learn that it is involved in an antitrust investigation in the US when federal agents appear at offices or homes armed with a search warrant to seize electronic and hard-copy records, computers, smartphones or other items that may contain relevant information. No-one expects to be handed a search warrant by a […]

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PRIME focuses on in-house and the regions at second anniversary

PRIME, an initiative which aims to guarantee good quality work experience to state school students who fulfil certain social criteria, will focus on recruiting regional firms and in-house legal departments as it nears its second anniversary. The scheme, which was launched on 10 September 2011 by 23 founder firms (now 22 due to mergers), now […]

We predict: it won’t be quiet

We predict you’ll like this. Or at least you’re going to find it stimulating. Today’s issue of The Lawyer, our first back after the fabulous summer, is largely dedicated to a series of bold predictions about the future look, shape and feel of the legal market. And no, we haven’t just plucked them out of […]

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