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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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Veon to expand global shared legal services offering in major transformation

Telecoms giant Veon – formerly known as Vimpelcom – has made a new pledge to boost the offering in its three global shared services centres, The Lawyer can reveal. This effort is part of Veon in-house legal department’s major drive for efficiency and compliance. Veon set up three global shared services centres (GSS) in Moscow, […]

VimpelCom calls for first global panel review under new GC

Netherlands telecoms giant VimpelCom is set to review its roster of external advisers after appointing Scott Dresser as general counsel. Present advisers Allen & Overy, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Stewarts Law have been invited to tender for a spot on the panel already. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom may join the […]

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VimpelCom replaces general counsel Jeffrey McGhie with former Virgin Media GC Scott Dresser

Amsterdam-headquartered telecoms giant VimpelCom has appointed Scott Dresser, formerly at Virgin Media, as its new group general counsel. VimpelCom confirmed Dresser as the company’s new group general counsel today. He will replace Jeffrey McGhie as general counsel from 1 September. Dresser moves from his current role as vice president of Global Strategic Initiatives, a global […]

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