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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).



Updated: UK financials show smaller firms feeling the squeeze

Smaller firms have seen a tighter squeeze on revenues compared with their peers, the latest figures coming out of The Lawyer UK200 firms reveal. The turnover table, due to be published in full in The Lawyer UK200 later this year, shows a concentration of falling revenues amid firms turning over less than £40m. While many […]


YouView head of legal: Vitale statistics

From a blank screen to being in hundreds of thousands of homes in a year, YouView is a catch-up TV phenomenon, as proud legal boss Toni Vitale is keen to emphasise He might have to compete with Lord Alan Sugar, but Toni Vitale is a smashing brand ambassador for YouView, the subscription-free catch-up service that […]

DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate looks set to receive Global Citizenship Award

The American Lawyer has announced that DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate New Perimeter will receive a lifetime achievement Global Citizenship Award as part of the publication’s inaugural Global Legal Awards. DLA Piper will be honoured at a dinner on 23 September at Gotham Hall in New York City. After receiving more than 300 nominations, the publication […]


Mergers drive growth

Consolidation pushes up revenues among the UK’s top firms, with DWF the leading beneficiary Mergers have been the driving force behind revenue growth for 2012/13. DWF is the biggest grower so far, with revenues up by 84 per cent to £188m from £102m, thanks in part to its £3.5m rescue takeover of failing Cobbetts in […]

Yahoo scoops up former legal chiefs from Yahoo!

The former general counsel and deputy general counsel of Yahoo! have joined online real estate website alongside Yahoo!’s former Asia Pacific legal head Eugene Lao. Former Yahoo! general counsel Mike Callahan joined earlier this year as chief legal officer and executive vice president based in the US company’s Silicon Valley office.  Since he […]

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