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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).


Conyers advises Yuzhou Properties Company on the issuance of senior notes

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman law advice to Yuzhou Properties Company Ltd on the issuance of $250m (£165m) 9.00 per cent senior notes due in 2019. Yuzhou Properties Company Ltd is one of the leading Fujian-based property developers. Its primary focus is developing high-quality residential properties. To diversify its portfolio, the group also […]


White & Case picks up DX mandate on acquisition of City Link assets

White & Case has advised logistics and parcel distribution company DX Group on its acquisition of assets from its collapsed competitor City Link. DX has reached an agreement with City Link’s administrators EY to buy cages, scanners and some intellectual property for £1.125m. White & Case’s co-head of EMEA private equity, Ian Bagshaw, led the […]

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Morgan Lewis chair Jami McKeon: what really happened with Bingham

After months of talks, Morgan Lewis hired 226 partners from Bingham McCutchen late last year. Now chair Jami McKeon opens up about the negotiations and her plans for the future. Jami McKeon was elected as Morgan Lewis’s first-ever female chair in October 2013 and formally took over the reins of the US firm in October […]


Exclusive: Cooley set to launch 50-lawyer London office with raid on Edwards Wildman and MoFo

Cooley has raided Morrison & Foerster (MoFo)’s London-based corporate and technology practices and Edwards Wildman’s London office ahead of its imminent City launch, The Lawyer has learned. According to sources close to the negotiations, Cooley has signed contracts with a team of five corporate and technology partners from MoFo, as well as those Edwards Wildman […]


Squire Patton Boggs scoops up Simmons’s John Hayward for financial services practice

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Simmons & Simmons’ John Hayward as a partner in its financial services practice group. Hayward was at Simmons for over three years. Prior to that he spent eight years as a finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Hayward specialises in the areas of acquisition and leveraged finance. His expertise also […]

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