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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).


William Grace

Grace, William

William Grace advises Jersey finance industry clients and international clients on financial-services-related disputes, whether civil, criminal, regulatory or a combination. This includes advisory work and advocacy. His specific expertise is in money laundering (including corruption), banking, trusts and funds, as well as production orders, insider dealing, reporting duties, asset recovery, reciprocal enforcement and international mutual […]

Conyers provides Aircastle with Bermuda advice regarding $500m senior notes offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda law advice to Aircastle on the offering of $500m (£300m) aggregate principal amount of its 5.125 per cent senior notes due 2021, which completed on 26 March 2014.  Goldman, Sachs & Co, BNP Paribas Securities Corp, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Agricole Securities (USA), Deutsche Bank Securities, JP Morgan […]

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance partner Davis to lead FCA insurance leak probe

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) independent directors have appointed Clifford Chance litigator Simon Davis to conduct an inquiry into its botched announcement of an investigation into the insurance industry. In its terms of reference the body said it wanted Davis to come up with the final report “as quickly as is reasonably possible” following the furore […]

Eversheds comments on changes ahead for the UK employment tribunal system

Geoffrey Mead, partner at Eversheds, has commented on the raft of changes ahead for the UK tribunal system. New changes coming in on 6 April 2014 will mean tribunals on or after this date will have a discretion to order an employer to pay a financial penalty if they are found to have breached employment […]


Knowledge management: Unleash the power

Information and experience are invisible yet valuable assets which some firms are leveraging to build stronger client relationships  How useful to your firm is knowledge management (KM) and your KM team? The question is more relevant these days than ever because even in this era of Big Data, automation and disaggregation, many firms are still […]

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