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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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King & Spalding hires Mayer Brown partner in City recruitment drive

US firm King & Spalding has established a financial services regulatory practice in London with the addition of Mayer Brown partner Angela Hayes. Hayes, who was head of LG’s financial services regulatory group before joining Mayer Brown in 2008, advises investment, private and retail banks, fund managers, insurers, listed companies and individual directors on a […]

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Financial regulation reforms are an opportunity for firms to ramp up their customer service The financial crisis prompted a wave of regulatory reform that has swept through global markets and has been especially pronounced in Europe and North America where new rules are affecting almost every aspect of the financial industry. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street […]

New law on property rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has recently adopted the Law on Property Rights. The Law governs the acquisition, use, disposal, protection and termination of the right of ownership and other property-related rights… Click on the link below to read the rest of the Karanovic & Nikolic briefing.

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DLA Piper Asia Pacific partner departures continue

DLA Piper has seen three more partners leaving its Asia Pacific offices, one each in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney. In Melbourne, DLA Piper’s previous joint head of real estate for Asia Pacific, Tom Cantwell, has joined Australian mid-tier firm Mills Oakley. In Sydney, insurance partner Michael Down will also leave the firm for Mills […]

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