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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).


Michael Taylor

Taylor, Michael

Partner Michael Taylor is head of Walker Morris’s banking unit and is recognised for his experience in advising banks and corporate borrowers on all aspects of corporate banking and acquisition finance. He has expertise in both bilateral and syndicated transactions, including acquisition and property finance and development funding and restructuring. Taylor also specialises in non-contentious […]

Litigation and dispute resolution

We are one of the most successful and largest litigation and dispute resolution teams outside London, offering specialists experienced in areas including banking, commercial contracts, construction, corporate and partnership, engineering, fraud and asset recovery, IT and telecommuncations, judicial review, pensions, product recall, professional negligence, real estate and regulatory. Our primary objective is to help our […]

Dragan Karanovic

Karanovic, Dragan

Dragan Karanović is a senior partner at Karanović & Nikolić. In his more-than 20-year career, he has advised multinational clients, financial institutions and governments on some of the largest M&A and privatisation transactions in the region. He is ranked as a top tier M&A lawyer by international directories. Karanović is registered as an attorney at the […]

Canada’s Gowlings takes baby steps towards becoming global player

Canadian firm Gowlings used its partnership conference at the end of last year to prepare its partners for life at a global business as the firm eyes up merger opportunities. At the firm’s conference in Toronto in October, Gowlings’ management invited three guest speakers, all partners at separate firms, to talk to its members about […]


DLA Piper’s top earner pocketed £1.75m, LLP accounts reveal

DLA Piper International’s highest paid partner – understood to be the firm’s joint chief executive and managing partner Sir Nigel Knowles – received £1.748m in 2011/12, a small increase on 2010/11. According to DLA Piper International’s LLP accounts – which cover all of the firm’s activities outside of the US – the highest paid partner […]

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