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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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Clifford Chance loses another US litigation chief as Cleary swoops

Clifford Chance US litigation chief Juan Morillo has defected to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton after spending two years in the role. Washington DC-based Morillo took control of Clifford Chance’s US litigation practice following the sudden exit of Mark Kirsch in May 2009 (29 May 2009). He has now been replaced by Washington DC managing […]

Hong Kong showdown

Bruce Lee’s valedictory celluloid appearance in iconic kung fu flick Enter The Dragon opens with the arrival in Hong Kong of twoAmerican challengers ready to take on the best the East has to offer. Something similar is happening today in the famous old port. But while back then it was the imposing forms of Jim […]

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City firms seek places on SocGen’s global panel

French investment bank Société Générale has launched a global panel review, with a number of City firms expected to bid for places on the coveted roster. SocGen last unveiled its list of legal advisers in early 2009 when Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and White & Case lost out as eight firms were […]

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Norton Rose adds two to Africa practice prior to merger in SA

Norton Rose has expanded its burgeoning Africa practice with two major corporate partner hires ahead of its South African merger next month with Deneys Reitz. Partner Poupak Bahamin joins from the Montreal office of Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie. SJ Berwin Africa group head Bayo Odubeko is also set to join the practice as a partner. Both have […]

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