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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).


Jacqueline Chan joins Ogier’s Hong Kong finance team as counsel

Experienced Finance lawyer Jacqueline Chan has joined Ogier’s Hong Kong team as counsel. Jacqueline – who has over nine years’ experience as a Hong Kong lawyer at Allen & Overy and Ropes & Gray – has joined the team led by partner Anthony Oakes. Jacqueline has experience in non-contentious restructuring, general banking, and capital markets […]

Walder Wyss advises AMAG Leasing AG on Swiss Car deal

On 18 April 2018, AMAG Leasing AG closed its third Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by Swiss Car ABS 2018-1 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 275,000,000 Asset-Backed Notes with a coupon of 0.120 per cent, due in 2028. The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by […]

Walder Wyss advises Artisa Real Estate on EDDC SA acquisition

On 17 April 2018, Artisa Real Estate AG, in Zug, acquired EDDC SA, in Geneva. The investment amount exceeded CHF 20 mio. Following two acquisitions in Zurich, Artisa Real Estate AG continues its expansion strategy in Switzerland in the micro apartment sector. Micro Living Developer AG, an affiliate of Artisa Real Estate AG, will develop […]

Hawaii, US

Dentons becomes first global firm to enter Hawaii after local tie-up

Dentons partners have voted to add two new offices in Hawaii through a merger with independent player Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing. Through this deal, Dentons has become the first global firm to enter into the Hawaiian market, which it sees as a “gateway to the US market” for Asian clients and vice versa. This […]

Schoenherr advises EVO Payments on partnership with MONETA Money Bank

Schoenherr’s financial services team in Prague advised EVO Payments International (“EVO”) on the creation of a long-term strategic alliance with MONETA Money Bank (“MONETA”) for payment acceptance services to the bank’s retail customers. EVO announced at the end of April that it will provide MONETA’s retail customers with a wide range of secure payment processing […]

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