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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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TLT acts on sale of Stirling Dynamics to Assystem Technologies

TLT’s Corporate team has advised on the sale of Sunday Times SME Export Fast Track 100 company Stirling Dynamics to Assystem Technologies, a global provider of engineering services, quality assurance and consulting. Stirling Dynamics, headquartered in Bristol, provides specialist engineering services and active control products for commercial and defence clients in the global aerospace and marine markets. […]

Government

Crown Commercial Service kicks off £320m panel review

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has kickstarted the tender process for a new £320m roster, inviting firms to bid for a place to provide commercial legal services to the UK public sector. The CCS opened the tender for the Wider Public Sector Legal Services (which was previously called Legal Services Marketplace) last October. It  announced a five […]

Birmingham pub bombings lawyer to speak at No5’s Annual Inquest seminar

Guest speaker Christopher Stanley, a Litigation Consultant at KRW Law, Belfast, is part of the team representing 10 of the families of victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings where he has been pivotal in the search for truth and in securing a fresh inquest. The Annual Inquest Seminar takes place on Tuesday, May 1st at Maple House in […]

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The 60 second interview: Clifford Chance on crisis management

Ahead of his session at the General Counsel Strategy Summit, Clifford Chance partner Matthew Scully talks to The Lawyer  about his approach to crisis situations and the role of investigations lawyers. What does “good” look like when it comes to international companies managing their local compliance challenges? International companies face both global and local risks. They […]

White & Case relocates City PE partner to Dubai office

White & Case is relocating several members of its London private equity practice to Dubai, nearly two years after the firm lost two corporate partners in the region to Winston & Strawn. Partner Marcus Booth is moving over to lead the firm’s private equity practice in the Middle East with a small team of London associates […]

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