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Time waits for no financial services institution

By Guy Wilkes Financial service firms cannot wait for the outcome of the leave negotiations before putting their restructuring plans into effect After the initial excitement and panic following the referendum result lawyers were quick to reassure their clients that nothing had changed overnight. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) similarly sought to reassure people that […]

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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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Jonathan Peacock QC, 11 New Square

As one of the most in-demand tax barristers on the circuit today, Jonathan Peacock QC is tackling some of the biggest disputes in the world. From representing a trio of BBC presenters on a dispute with the broadcasting entity that could lead to a deluge of cases, depending on the outcome, to cross-border issues extending […]

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Date set for Baker McKenzie and Gary Senior hearing in SRA misconduct tribunal

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is set to hear arguments in SRA v Gary Senior & Ors, as Baker McKenzie faces allegations that the firm allowed sexual misconduct investigation to be “improperly” influenced by their former managing partner. The Lawyer reported in July that the Solicitors Regulation Authority alleges that the firm’s probe into a complaint made […]

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US heavyweights advise on eBay’s $4bn disposal of StubHub

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Kirkland & Ellis are the three firms leading on eBay’s sale of StubHub to Viagogo. Wachtell advised eBay, owner of the online ticket exchange company StubHub since 2007, led by corporate partners Daniel Neff, Karessa Cain and Raaj Narayan. The team also included […]

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