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Covid-19 and the criminal law

When ‘lockdown’ was announced on 23 March 2020, in many ways it halted the pace of modern life. Overnight, roads were gutted of traffic, shops and public houses were locked and the nation began to adjust to a life spent largely in their own homes. In the same fashion, around the country, criminal courts closed their doors to in-person hearings. This did not mean, though, that the criminal law was about to be placed on pause. In fact, the result was quite the opposite.

Voluntary transfer of receivables according to Turkish code of obligations corporate law

The Turkish Code of Obligations no. 6098 regulates the transfer of receivables on Article No: 183 ff. TCO regulates transfer of the receivables in the related articles under three main titles as voluntary, legal and judicial transfer, and in practice, the most common transfer is observed as the voluntary transfer of receivables.

New legislative regime for virtual asset service providers

The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Law, 2020 was gazetted on 25 May 2020 and will come into force upon issue of a commencement order in due course. The Law represents Cayman’s first legal framework for the registration, licensing and supervision of virtual asset service providers conducting business in the Cayman Islands.

Dishonesty: A change of approach

On 29th April 2020, following the decision in the case of R v Barton and Booth [2020] EWCA Crim 575, the Court of Appeal identified that the two-limb test for dishonesty as identified in the case Ghosh, is no longer the approach to be taken.

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