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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).


Hogan Lovells promotes 24 to its global partnership

Hogan Lovells has promoted 24 new partners in offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US. The number is lower than last year, when 36 lawyers were added to the partnership (3 January 2012). However, it takes the number of partners at the international firm to more than 800. Five of the partner […]

MOLITOR promotes Huppertz to partner

Martina Huppertz has been promoted to partner in MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour’s banking and finance practice. Huppertz focuses on a range of banking and finance issues and has considerable experience in investment funds. She advises local and international clients from various sectors on regulatory, governance and transactional matters. She also heads the firm’s German […]

Harbinger Capital v Independent Valuer of Northern Rock; HM Treasury

Harbinger Capital Partners v (1) Andrew Caldwell (as the Independent Valuer of Northern Rock plc); (2) HM Treasury January, 4 days, CoA For the appellant Harbinger: South Square’s Mark Phillips QC and Blackstone Chambers’ Monica Carss-Frisk QC, instructed by Brown Rudnick partners Louise Verrill and Neill Shrimpton For the respondent Independent Valuer: Brick Court Chambers’ […]

Bernie Ecclestone

Constantin Medien v Bernie Ecclestone & Ors

Constantin Medien v (1) Bernie Ecclestone, (2) Stephen Mullens, (3) Bambino Holdings Ltd, (4) Gerhard Gribkowsky October, 20-25 days, Commercial Court For the claimant Constantin Medien: Serle Court’s Philip Marshall QC, David Blayney and James Mather, instructed by Peters & Peters partner Keith Oliver. For the first defendant (1) Bernie Ecclestone: 4 Stone Buildings’ Robert […]

Erskine Chambers welcomes back ex-Bar Council chairman as full-time head

Outgoing Bar Council chairman Michael Todd QC has returned to full-time practice as head of Erskine Chambers. The 2012 chair was replaced by last year’s vice-chair, Lincoln House Chambers’ Maura McGowan QC, for 2013. Company law set Erskine has also announced the addition of silks Peter Arden QC from Enterprise Chambers and Raquel Agnello QC […]

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