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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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Norton Rose Fulbright reduced its net debt by 72 per cent last year, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown, with a 119 per cent increase in cash negating a rise in bank borrowings. The accounts show that at the end of the last financial year Norton Rose Fulbright held £47.8m in cash in hand and […]

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Fountain Court adds South Square barrister

Insolvency set South Square has lost a senior junior barrister to Fountain Court Chambers. Commercial litigation barrister Ben Valentin is to join the set next month (3 March 2014). He arrives at chambers with a list of magic circle clients, having represented a string of high-profile financial institutions including the Bank of England, Bank of […]

HRXchange announces addition of Leeds to UK knowledge hubs

HRXchange, a networking and training forum developed by law firm Gateley and HR services group Penna, focused on employment law and related HR issues, has announced the addition of Leeds to its 10 UK knowledge hubs. Aimed at HR professionals and those with a people management role within the Leeds business community, these events are […]

Antitrust Matters — February 2014

DLA Piper has published the first edition of its global competition newsletter, Antitrust Matters. Contents European Union Holier-than-thou fiscal exemptions approved by the Council do not escape state aid control EU merger notifications: simplified and streamlined, somewhat Concerted practice or why you should keep on fighting competitors European Commission investigates restrictions of online sales Germany […]

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