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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).


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Bond Dickinson makes up six in first combined partnership round

Bond Dickinson has unveiled its first round of promotions since the merger between Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce, which went live last week (1 May). The firm has promoted six associates. The firm’s London and Bristol bases were both boosted with two promotions while there was one apiece for Newcastle and Leeds. The merger, which […]

Walker Morris’s environment team achieves High Court success for FCC

Planning and environment lawyers from Walker Morris have successfully acted for FCC Environment UK Ltd (FCC) in the defence against two separate challenges to the planning permission for its energy-from-waste facility at the Calvert Landfill Site in Buckinghamshire. Two separate claimants challenged the planning permission that was granted by Buckinghamshire County Council to FCC for […]

New redundancy consultation requirements: some things stay the same

Although changes to the collective redundancy consultation regime introduced last month have been well publicised, some important things are not changing. This article reminds readers of what hasn’t changed and explores the practical consequences. Employers who do not appreciate the significance of what is staying the same may fall foul of their ongoing legal obligations […]

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Sand bank city: a free enterprise

Abu Dhabi financial free zone means opportunities for common law-qualified lawyers Abu Dhabi has designated Al Maryah Island its first financial free zone. As such ‘Global Marketplace Abu Dhabi’ (GMAD) at the heart of the business district will be able to develop a new legal and regulatory framework under which firms within the jurisdiction will […]

Trickle-down at Dewey

It’s a year later this month since Dewey & LeBoeuf went bust, and much has been resolved. The partner contribution plan has been agreed, litigation has come and gone, and senior lawyers seem to be happy in their new jobs. Or are they? The vast majority have stayed put despite headhunters trying hard to shift […]

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