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Covid-19: What should I do on my construction project right now? [Ontario]

The impacts on our world, our families, businesses and markets is and will continue to be significant and somewhat unpredictable. What are the specific impacts on construction projects across Canada? More importantly, what should owners, contractors and trades be doing right away to protect their personnel and their projects? What are the best practices in the industry to deal with the pandemic?

Covid-19 – answers to questions you may have as a Quebec employer

By Josee Gervais and Tina Aswad A. Occupational Health and Safety 1. How do you protect the health and safety of your workers? As an employer, you have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of your workers and to take all necessary means to do so. In particular, the employer must identify, […]

Updates from Canadian courts in response to Covid-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, courts across Canada are drastically reducing their operations. This article provides ongoing updates on the operations of key Canadian courts, as well as links to the latest press releases published by each court.

How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

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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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Schoenherr has advised the German fund manager Union Investment Real Estate (“Union Investment”) on two property acquisitions in Graz this year. Schoenherr supported the German investor in the acquisition of Max Tower, also known as Gürtelturm, a landmark office block situated in the district of Gries. Following the closing of this transaction, Union Investment also […]

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Crown Commercial Service slashes legal fees by 70 per cent in three years

The UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has cut its legal fees by over 70 per cent in the last three years, according to figures published yesterday. The body, which manages the UK Government’s procurement processes, said in its annual report that legal fees since 2014/15 have dropped from over £2m per year to £578,000 […]

Freshfields partner swaps private practice for the Bar

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer restructuring partner Nick Segal is switching private practice for the Bar, taking on a new role at Erskine Chambers. Segal is set to join the chambers as a barrister in September, after he has been successfully admitted to the Bar. Segal joined Freshfields in 2006 on his return to the UK from […]

Michelle Heeley QC prosecutes convicted paedophile

Michelle Heeley QC of No5 Barristers’ Chambers acted for the prosecution in the case of a prolific paedophile who has been jailed for eight years. Henri Michael Pinney, 22, of Wynfield Road, Leicester, sexually groomed dozens of boys by posing as a teenage girl online. Pinney denied 40 offences against boys aged between 10 and 17, […]

City

Clifford Chance and CMS lead as Savills takes stake in debt adviser

Clifford Chance and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang have advised on property fund manager Savills Investment Management’s acquisition of a 25 per cent stake in DRC Capital. M&A partner and The Lawyer Hot 100 2018 Christopher Sullivan led for DRC Capital, alongside associates Gregory Scott and Oliver Marcuse. Funds and investment management partner Gerard Saviola and senior associate Jonathan Bray advised […]

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