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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).


Slaughter and May: Saul power

Slaughter and May’s new senior partner Chris Saul may be a breath of fresh air, but the firm’s old-school strategy will remain Slaughter and May: Saul power” /> The last time I saw Chris Saul he was singing along to the White Stripes in Hyde Park with a beer in his hand. Today he is […]

Linklaters v Freshfields: the arms race starts here

Linklaters’ shock ‘New World’ partner cull sparked by magic circle fight for supremacy Linklaters’ plan to trim its partnership by up to 70 has sparked furious debate across the profession. As exclusively revealed by last week (23 January), the management is considering cutting up to 70 partners and 10 per cent of associates in […]

Short stories

Irish Ucits can now enter into physical short selling arrangements, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for investors In October 2007 further investment strategy opportunities became available to Irish-domiciled Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (Ucits) funds, when the Irish Financial Regulator issued a revised guidance note clarifying that Ucits will now […]

Let’s be friends

Splits are often said to be “amicable”. For the lawyers at Anderson Kill & Olick, let’s hope it’s especially true in their case. On Tuesday (22 January), we reported that the ever-growing international juggernaut that is Reed Smith was taking 55 lawyers from the 126-lawyer New York firm (see story). And it is. Just not […]

Governments v lawyers – an eternal struggle?

A great deal has been written about the future of litigation in this country, but rather less so on the role of the modern-day litigator. A great deal has been written about the future of litigation in this country, but rather less so on the role of the modern-day litigator. Indeed, according to commentators such […]

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