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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).



Former ABN Amro lawyer sues bank for racial discrimination

A former ABN Amro Group senior lawyer has brought a £300,000 case against the bank after claiming she was racially harassed and hounded out of her job. The Dutch banking giant’s former UK lawyer Angela Cobbina has turned to Withers partner Emma Sanderson for her case against UK ABN Amro chief executive Paul Schuilwerve. Cobbina […]

DLA Piper appoints two new partners to litigation and regulatory group

DLA Piper has appointed Tony Katz and Alexander ‘Sam’ Millar as partners in the litigation and regulatory group. They joined the firm on 5 March 2014 from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Katz and Millar are financial regulatory lawyers with significant experience in contentious, non-contentious and complex investigations. They regularly advise and represent financial services clients […]

China Business Law Journal names Conyers ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’

Conyers Dill & Pearman has been recognised for its expertise in the Asian legal market, being named ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2013 China Business Law Awards. Presented in the February issue of the China Business Law Journal, the awards celebrate the key players in China’s legal services industry. In addition to […]

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