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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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Kirkland has hired a third partner for its Paris office, this time in the tax department, with a hire from a local French firm. Nadine Gelli who is currently a tax partner in the office from the local firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, will make the move to the US firm. Gelli advises on all […]

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Wachtell and Simpson Thacher reprise roles on Motorola’s tech investment

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett came together again to advise Motorola Solutions and Silver Lake, respectively, on the extension of their partnership. The technology-focused private equity firm started its investment in Motorola’s data and telecomms equipment provider back in 2015, investing $1bn in the company, and in this recent deal […]

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Kirkland and Wachtell join Irish duo on pharma mega-deal

Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz were the two lead US advisers on the $63bn transatlantic deal between pharmaceutical giants AbbVie and Allergan. AbbVie, an American biopharmaceutical company, has acquired Allergan, a Dublin-based botox-maker, in a cash and stock deal. The combined company is expected to increase leadership across healthcare fields such […]

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