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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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FSB recognises Bermuda, BVI and Cayman for strong adherence to regulatory standards

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has named Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Cayman Islands to its list of jurisdictions demonstrating sufficiently strong adherence to regulatory and supervisory standards on international co-operation and exchange. In a report released last month, the FSB provided an update on its initiative to encourage global adherence to international standards, focusing on […]

ThinkHouse podcast: September 2013 — the pros and cons of cloud services

In this ThinkHouse podcast from Wragge & Co, parter Sally Mewies talks to Michael Luckman about the pros and cons of cloud services. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the links below to listen to the Wragge & Co podcast or read the transcript. If not, please register or […]

Allen & Overy’s index reveals uneven recovery in M&A markets

Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Index has revealed that the recovery in M&A activity predicted at the beginning of 2013 has failed to materialise. According to the index, figures are down; however, a deeper analysis reveals new pockets of activity emerging:  The US continues to be the most active M&A market Spain shows signs of […]

Plenum of Higher Arbitrazh Court clarifies certain issues of D&O liability

On 20 August 2013, the Higher Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation (VAS) published Plenum Ruling No. 62 of the Higher Arbitrazh Court dated 30 July 2013 on Certain Issues Related to Indemnification by Persons who are Members of Corporate Bodies on its official website. The ruling provided the arbitrazh courts with clarifications on a […]

Barclays bags Lloyds’ legal head

Last November we pointed out that Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) had seen more bombshells than an EastEnders Christmas special. If you need reminding why, 2013 alone saw the bank look to outsource teams to legal advisers, merge other in-house functions and make a number of senior legal management moves. Order them a double shot of […]

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