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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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Fieldfisher to enter Spain with double office launch

Fieldfisher is poised to open two new offices in Spain, via a merger with local firm Jausas. The firm will be based in Madrid, an attractive city for law firms due to a strong banking and corporate scene, while the second will be located in Barcelona which has a thriving tech start-up scene. The new offices […]

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DWF acquires 400-strong Spanish firm in largest deal to date

Listed law firm DWF is to take over Spanish law firm Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD), after the firm posted a 10 per cent increase in revenue for its first half-year results since listing on the London Stock Exchange. Revenue went up from £133.4m to £146.8m, with the firm’s international division and connected services division recording […]

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