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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).


DLA wins Pinsents’ waste specialist

DLA is continuing its attack on the projects and PFI market with the hire of partner Allison Page from Pinsent Masons. Page has been a partner in Pinsent Masons’ Leeds office since 2002, specialising in waste management. She joins DLA today (28 February). Among her key instructions while at Pinsent Masons, Page advised Lancashire County […]

Former Testa, Altheimer partners resort to court

The US legal market’s most recent high-profile bankruptcies got nasty last week following audacious legal proceedings from former partners of Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault and Altheimer & Gray. Ten former Altheimer partners had a call for a criminal investigation rejected by a bankruptcy judge, while a group of eight former Testa partners tried to force […]

Cadwalader raids Shearman for antitrust drive

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has pulled off a major coup with the hire of a trio of antitrust partners from Shearman & Sterling. Shearman’s global head of antitrust Steven Sunshine last night (2 March) quit the firm alongside two junior partners, Jess Biggio and David Wales. Sunshine and Wales will work out of Cadwalader’s Washington […]

School building

Bristol is the hub for a revolutionary programme to improve education on a national scale. David Hutton gives the lowdown on the Building Schools for the Future scheme ‘Education, education, education’ is a much-quoted mantra of the current government. As part of the initiative to change the face of public services, one of the most […]

Mass appeal

More musical Asian tsunami relief efforts. Following on from last week’s plug for the rock bash at The Spitz on 22 March starring The Simkins Partnership, this one comes courtesy of Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS). And this time the music is of a more genteel, but equally exceptional, standard. A DWS legal assistant, who happens […]

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