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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).


Sally Mewies

Mewies, Sally

Sally Mewies helps clients to purchase services and technology solutions in an efficient way while properly managing risk. Technology is now so integrated into a business’s way of working that it is no longer distinguishable as a standalone function. Technology plays a critical role in day-to-day operations and often performs strategically important functions. Performance of […]

​India’s Amarchand targets headcount of 800

It’s been a difficult few years in India, with political turmoil and the spectre of corruption crippling the country’s business sector. Against that backdrop even the country’s leading firms have had a tough time. With the election of a new prime minister earlier this year, however, the political paralysis has begun to ease and one […]

DLA Piper represents Fosun in investment in US insurer Ironshore

DLA Piper has represented Shanghai-based investment group Fosun International in its equity investment in US insurer Ironshore. Under the terms of the agreement, Fosun will purchase ordinary shares of Ironshore that would represent a 20 per cent stake in the company. The DLA Piper team representing Fosun was led by partner and head of Asia […]

Allen & Overy’s Smart Start becomes sector’s first accredited work experience scheme

Allen & Overy’s Smart Start Experience has become the first work experience programme in the UK legal sector to be accredited by City & Guilds, the internationally recognised vocational education business. Smart Start is the firm’s award-winning scheme to broaden access to the legal profession in the UK. Over the past six years, it has provided more […]


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