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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).


Collyer Bristow hires IP specialist Tim Bamford from Withers

Collyer Bristow has announced that it has recruited intellectual property (IP) specialist Tim Bamford from Withers, where he had been a partner since 2005.  Bamford is the latest in a series of four partner-level hires to join the firm in the last three months. His new role commenced on 2 January 2014. He is an established IP litigator with […]

UK construction data provides conflicting gauge of industry temperature, says Eversheds

Michael Conroy Harris, construction expert at Eversheds, has commented on the latest indicators on the health of the UK construction industry. Harris said: ‘After a seemingly endless winter, the RICS [Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors] survey suggests that the construction industry is now going to work without an overcoat, confident that the cold snap is over. […]

Allen & Overy advises Link Market Services on acquisition of Registrar Services

Allen & Overy has advised Link Market Services in connection with the (not yet completed) acquisition of Registrar Services, based in Eschborn near Frankfurt, from Deutsche Bank. Registrar Services is part of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking division. It specialises in share registry services in Germany and has long-standing relationships with large-cap companies including Deutsche […]

ECJ endorses insured’s freedom of choice

Back in 2011, Walker Morris reported on the High Court cases of Brown-Quinn v Equity and Pine v DAS, which recognised the right of a holder of before-the-event legal expenses insurance to choose its own legal adviser, in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Insurance Companies (Legal Expenses Insurance) Regulations 1990. The European Court of […]


Profit plummets by 42 per cent at Morgan Cole

The top of equity has plummeted from £278,000 to £162,000 at Morgan Cole with the top earner taking home 40 per cent less than last year, according to the firm’s latest LLP accounts. The partner with the lowest stake in the equity also saw their profit share dive from £206,000 to £135,000 in 2012/13, a […]

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