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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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Crime lawyers slam Law Society for “ignoring” no-confidence vote

Criminal law solicitors have redoubled their attacks on the Law Society – ramping up calls for senior resignations – after slapping the organisation’s leadership with a vote of no confidence earlier this week.  Liverpool-based lawyer James Parry – who led the revolt against Chancery Lane – said the society failed to meet its immediate post-vote […]

No5 Chambers barrister is re-elected as first female chairman of TBCCI

Emma Edhem, a barrister at No5 Chambers, has been re-elected as the first female chairman of the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI) for a second term. She will work alongside her newly elected vice-chairman Nick Glover, chief executive of BAE Systems in Turkey, and the re-elected second vice-chairman, Ahmet Iplikci, investment adviser […]

Second Circuit limits availability of Chapter 15

In a recent opinion on an issue of first impression, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that foreign entities seeking recognition under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code must, in addition to satisfying the requirements for recognition set forth in that chapter, have a residence, domicile, place of business or assets […]

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Irwin Mitchell puts four jobs at risk in Glasgow

Irwin Mitchell has placed four support staff in its Glasgow office into a redundancy consultation following a decision to relocate the roles to Sheffield. Those affected by the restructuring are all in the firm’s finance team, the rest of which is already located in the Sheffield office. The consultation is expected to complete before Christmas. […]

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