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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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RPC has ditched its all-equity partnership structure for a new framework that includes a slate of senior positions. Starting today, the UK firm will adopt a structure that includes five different levels of seniority. Those roles are: full equity partner; fixed-share equity partner; salaried partner; of counsel; and senior associate. RPC managing partner James Miller […]

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The senior partner of CMS’s UK LLP (CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang) is looking to stand for a second term in her leadership role, The Lawyer has learned, as the merged firm gears up for its next round of elections in April 2020. Penelope Warne, who heads the energy practice and chairs the firm’s board, […]

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Brick Court and Maitland Chambers lose silks to judiciary

The High Court has bolstered its judiciary ranks with the appointment of silks from Brick Court and Maitland Chambers, with both Andrew Henshaw QC and Amanda Tipples QC making the step up as of 2 December 2019. These are just the two latest appointments to the High Court, which has now confirmed a total of […]

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