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Piracy in 2020: The trends you need to know

Piracy has existed for as long as there has been maritime trade; it conjures images of sail ships, the jolly roger, treasure and buccaneers on the seven seas. Pirates in the twenty first century, however, are more familiar with semi-automatic weapons than a cutlass, while their treasure is less gold doubloons than hostages and the latest electric goods.

An EU first: sanctions, cyber-attacks and a global approach to prevention

At the end of July, the EU announced it was imposing its first ever sanctions against cyber-attacks. The sanctions, including a travel ban and an asset freeze, were put in place against the six individuals and three entities responsible for or involved in cyber-attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya, Operation Cloud Hopper and the attempted attack against the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Cyber is a business risk like any other

A strange aura has built up around IT, or “cyber” as it is now more commonly known. While a whole industry has grown up to support technology and provide cyber security, it’s all too often seen as a siloed business division. The common stereotypes still apply – the ‘geeky’ IT guy telling everyone to try “switching it off and on again” – but are they really fair? With cyber risks growing larger and complex every day, it’s time to re-think how businesses think of IT.

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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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