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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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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) asked partners to cough up an extra £77,000 each in capital over 2018/19, the firm’s most recent LLP accounts have revealed. The figures reveal that HSF’s partner capital increased by £13.4m over the last financial year, as the firm sought to balance out its bank borrowings. The accounts state that partner […]

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Dentons strikes again at Irish firm for Dublin office growth

Dentons has targeted William Fry again to boost its new Dublin office. William Fry’s former head of corporate Shane O’Donnell joins Dentons, less than a month after it poached fellow corporate partner Eavan Saunders. Dentons became the latest global player to open in the Republic of Ireland when it launched its Dublin office in January, […]

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