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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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New competition regulator CMA creates three new cartel roles

The newly-formed Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is looking to hire a director of criminal enforcement as part of three new director roles aimed at beefing up its ability to crack down on cartels. The regulator formally launched in April as the successor to the Competition Commission and Office of Fair Trading (OFT). It is […]

DLA Piper announces hire of Mark Riera as Los Angeles litigation partner

DLA Piper has recruited Mark Riera as a litigation partner in its Los Angeles office. Riera is a trial and appellate lawyer with experience in a range of industries, including motor vehicles, banking, pharmaceuticals and transportation. Riera has successfully defended clients against allegations of price fixing, wage and hour violations and securities fraud. He has […]

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Do no-fault expulsions mean the death of partnership?

Much has been written recently about the “death of partnership”. Of course, in the strict legal sense law firm partnerships have been significantly on the wane since LLPs came into existence, but commentators usually mean rather more than that.  They are referring to a particular way of running the business and, perhaps, the type of […]

Phyllis Cheng joins DLA Piper’s employment practice as partner in Los Angeles

DLA Piper has announced that Phyllis Cheng has joined the firm’s employment practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Cheng previously served as director of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). She was appointed by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2008 and retained by Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. In her […]

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