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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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Moore re-anointed as Linklaters’ managing partner

Linklaters has reappointed Gideon Moore to a second term as the firm’s managing partner, extending his tenure until 2022. Moore, the firm’s former banking head, was first elected to the role at the end of 2015 to replace outgoing Simon Davies. The elections began after Davies announced he would stand down from the role a year […]

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Linklaters makes up largest number of partners since pre-recession days

Linklaters has announced its partner promotions for 2019, with 11 lawyers elevated in London. Overall, 33 lawyers have been made partner worldwide, the highest number since before the recession. The magic circle firm promoted 38 lawyers in 2007. The associates made up in London are corporate lawyers Derek Tong, Tom Thorne and Charles Turner; John […]

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Four firms win roles in British Land’s sale of Sainsbury’s stores

Jones Day, Dentons, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Gowling WLG are acting in British Land’s £429m sale of 12 Sainsbury’s superstores. Jones Day picked up the mandate for British Land, led by co-head of its banking, finance and securities group Giles Elliott, alongside corporate M&A partner William McDonald, tax partner Blaise Marin-Curtoud and counsel Stephen […]

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