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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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Mayer Brown brings in K&L Gates restructuring partner

Mayer Brown is beefing up its restructuring practice with a new lateral from K&L Gates. The London office of the US firm has targeted the rival by bringing in restructuring partner Barry Cosgrave, who will spend time between the City and the firm’s Dubai office. He spent over four years at K&L Gates, where he […]

Deals round-up: The Hut Group IPO, AVEVA’s mega-merger and London hospitals sale

Clifford Chance and Gibson Dunn are leading on The Hut Group’s planned £4.5bn IPO. Having benefited from an online shopping boom during lockdowns, it is potentially the biggest listing of a British company since 2013 and the first major London IPO since Covid-19 broke out. The digital consumer brands retailer will announce its plan to […]

The new term begins: Working from home, childcare and Covid-19

At the start of the pandemic, The Lawyer carried out a survey to assess how well the profession was coping in lockdown. Now, nearly six months later, The Lawyer’s next Working From Home survey looks at childcare and lawyers’ attitudes to remote working, particularly as the majority of the profession remain home-based. It should only take a […]

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