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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 HICKIES Corp on three rounds of financing

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI) law advice to HICKIES Corp on three rounds of financing, including funding led by the venture arm of one of the global footwear brands.  HICKIES Corp is a Brooklyn-based footwear brand known for its elastic lacing system. The new financings will be put towards, inter alia, […]


Ireland: Coming back strong

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end Ireland’s ‘bad bank’, the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) was controversial when it was set up in December 2009, but just under four years down the line […]

Cat Griffiths index

Change: the great balancing act

Any discussion of innovation in private practice must confront two challenges: nurturing culture and managing risk. This week we showcase two of the roundtables we have run related to The Lawyer Awards; in both, culture and risk dominate the discussion.  The first, sponsored by Travelers, saw animated debate among our seven shortlisted contenders for Law Firm […]


A&O, Herbies and Macfarlanes keep Virgin panel spots after review

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith Freehills and Macfarlanes are among eight firms to have retained positions of Virgin Group’s panel following an informal review. Virgin Group launched a full audit of its legal advisory roster with the aim of assessing the existing relationships with its panel firms in November (12 November 2013). The wide-ranging […]

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