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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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Stress in Law: Part 1 – Understanding your relationship with stress

Systemic coach and therapist Zita Tulyahikayo and leading barrister James Pereira QC explain the signs of stress related trauma and the need to uncover and challenge norms of working life within the legal profession, in the first of a three part series on improving performance by pro-actively managing stress.  Stress is everywhere. A limited amount […]

Salary Survey: Stress

In 2014, Lawyer 2B ran a stress survey. With more than 500 responses, it sparked a good deal of debate about mental wellbeing in the profession. This salary survey took the opportunity to ask the questions again, but on a much larger scale. The results confirm many of the findings of the previous study, but with a […]

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Freshfields and Slaughters lead on €19bn Vodafone deal with Liberty Global

A raft of firms including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have scooped roles on Vodafone’s €19bn acquisition of Liberty Global’s European assets. Slaughter and May was in the driving seat for Vodafone, with a deal team led by partners Roland Turnill and Susannah Macknay. The firm also handled competition aspects of the transaction led […]

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