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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).


Jenkens & Gilchrist NY office defects wholesale to Atlanta firm

Atlanta’s Troutman Sanders has made a dramatic New York debut after securing the entire 91-lawyer Manhattan office of Texan Jenkens & Gilchrist. As reported by New York Lawyer on Friday (4 March), Jenkens & Gilchrist acquired the office just four years ago in 2001, following its merger with New York’s Parker Chapin, a firm regarded […]

Takeover Panel extends director’s incumbency

Richard Murley (right), the Director General of the Takeover Panel, has accepted the panel’s invitation to extend his secondment until 30 November 2005. Murley, who works for Goldman Sachs, took up office in April 2003. First revealed on, 28 February LSC appoints new chairSir Michael Bichard has been appointed as the new chair of […]

Bruce almighty

Is there something going on at Skadden that we should know about? Probably. The firm’s association with Chelsea FC and Roman Abramovich via megastar partner Bruce Buck has caused all sorts of nasty mutterings, none of which, of course, Tulkinghorn believes for one moment. But what’s this? Trawling the pages of the worldwide web, one […]

Kirkpatrick lures Addleshaws star with US link

The London office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham has poached experienced IT partner John Entstone from Addleshaw Goddard. Canadian Entstone said that he was keen to exploit the North American client base offered to Nicholson Graham & Jones following its January merger with US firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. “For a long time I’ve wanted […]

Corporate deals round-up

Pinsent Masons (Roger Fink) advised the selling shareholders of Rubicon Retail, the owners of fashion chains Principles and Warehouse, on its sale to the Shoe Studio Group for £140m. The Shoe Studio Group was advised by SJ Berwin. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (William Lawes) is advising the UK-listed leisure business De Vere Group on the sale […]

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