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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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Hogan Lovells opens São Paulo base with CC’s local capital markets chief

Hogan Lovells has opened the doors to its São Paulo office with the hire of Clifford Chance’s international capital markets chief Isabel Costa Carvalho. The move follows approval from the Brazilian Bar Association last July that Hogan Lovells could set up shop in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. While most foreign law firms have […]

Mobile Applications Being Used for DDoS Attacks

Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today reported that mobile applications are being used in DDoS attacks against enterprise customers. This is one of many key findings found in the company’s Q4 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report, which was published today and can be downloaded from The […]

Walker Morris funds training of NSPCC ChildLine Schools Service volunteer

Employees from law firm Walker Morris have raised £1,989.49 through charity fundraising efforts for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The funds, which have been raised through a number of activities, including dress-down days and donations, are enough to pay for the training for a ChildLine School Service volunteer. ChildLine […]

SRA names 136 uninsured firms undergoing forced closure

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has taken the unusual action of publishing the names of 136 firms that are being forced to close as a result of failing to secure professional indemnity insurance (PII). The regulator said most of the firms involved have co-operated with the forced wind-down process the SRA imposes when insurance is […]

Law firm office take-up in Central London more than 60% higher than in 2012

Take-up by legal firms in Central London has jumped to 621, 800 sq ft for the first three quarters of 2013, compared to less than half that amount at the end of the third quarter in 2012, just 239,200 sq ft. The dramatic rise was supported by four leasing deals of over 50,000 sq ft, […]

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