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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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Chambers & Partners names Conyers as Offshore Law Firm of the Year

Conyers Dill & Pearman has surpassed seven offshore firms to be named Offshore Law Firm of the Year by Chambers & Partners, publisher of the world’s foremost guides to the legal profession. In its announcement of award winners, Chambers notes: ‘Conyers is acclaimed for its coverage of the Caribbean, Asia, the UK, Mauritius and the […]

London

Latham shores up Carlyle ties with hire of Alabaster

Latham & Watkins has further strengthened its ties to private equity giant the Carlyle Group, hiring in-house counsel Tom Alabaster as a partner in its London office. Alabaster started work at Latham’s City outpost yesterday (22 April), having relocated from Carlyle’s New York office where he held the mantle of senior counsel for three years. […]

Eversheds comments on news of Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange’s administration

Eversheds partner Tim Buckingham has commented on the news that the Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange has entered administration. Buckingham noted that the insolvency of Mt Gox was ‘a predictable conclusion following its recent troubles’ and said that many people will be using this news to jump on the bandwagon and criticise Bitcoin generally. However, Buckingham said […]

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