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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).


Eversheds moves up Stonewall workplace equality rankings for 2014

Eversheds has featured at number 45 in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2014, up seven places from last year. The Workplace Equality Index is an annual benchmark of the top 100 employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people in Britain. Eversheds has placed in the Workplace Equality Index since 2009 and has continuously improved […]


Addleshaw Goddard increased rolling credit facility by £4m in 2012/13

Addleshaw Goddard’s latest LLP accounts revealed a £4m increase in its bank borrowing and a 10.5 per cent rise in the value of its debtors from £76m to £83m. While Addleshaw Goddard posted a revenue drop of two per cent from £170m to £167m in May (31 May 2013), the audited accounts show that revenue […]

It’ll be Hot in the City tonight

Deep breath: What do Mayer Brown, Dentons, Debevoise & Plimpton, Fried Frank, Hogan Lovells, Covington & Burling, Reed Smith, Weil Gotshal, Latham & Watkins, Ropes & Gray, Dechert and Squire Sanders have in common? No, this isn’t some Gollum-style riddle, although the answer is really quite simple once you know and indeed it is something […]

EU Public Procurement directives passed by EU Parliament

The EU Parliament has finally approved the text of the new public procurement directives (the ‘classic’ directive, utilities directive and concessions directive). They will come into force 20 days after they have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Member states (including the UK) then have 24 months to implement them into […]


DWF to move into Walkie Talkie building

DWF is moving to London’s famous Walkie Talkie building after agreeing to take around 40,000 sq ft at 20 Fenchurch Street. The firm is moving from its current base at 85 King William Street to the distinctive reflective building, which made headlines last year for melting a nearby bike and parts of a sports car. […]

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