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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).



Britvic launches hunt for new advisers in the US

Beverage giant Britvic is looking to build an informal panel of advisers in the US off the back the beverage company’s recent 15-year exclusive distribution deal with PepsiCo. The deal secures bottling and distribution for Britvic’s Fruit Shoot products in 41 US states, hitting its initial US distribution target almost two years ahead of schedule. […]

Law firm debt rears its head

As the year-end approaches, all financial metrics will come under the microscope, including debt. And recent events suggest that attitudes towards debt levels are changing. Once the thought of a firm with a multi-million pound debt facility would have filled a partner with dread. Now a growing number of law firm leaders are looking to […]

DLA Piper hosts second Israeli Global Real Estate Conference

On 24 March, DLA Piper hosted its second Israeli Global Real Estate Conference in Tel Aviv. The event provided perspectives on current trends and the future outlook of the real-estate markets in Europe, Asia and the US for Israeli-based companies seeking to diversify their real-estate capital investments. Co-hosted by Jeremy Lustman, the Tel Aviv-based head of […]

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