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Cyprus: Predictability of criminal liability in relation to restrictions of movements due to Covid-9

The prohibition of unnecessary movements was implemented from the 24th of March, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulatory Administrative Act 117/2020. Subsequently, with the coming into force of the Regulatory Administrative Act 152/2020, from 13 April until 4 May, at 5:59 a.m., citizens without permission to commute due to work were only permitted one movement by exception, after following the SMS process, or the handwritten completion of Form B for persons above 65 years of age.

Digital media and the right to be forgotten

The “right to be forgotten”, which has become a trending right in the internet and digital media where even legal distribution and accure content of the information about individuals constitutes a violation of human rights, is of great importance especially for the dignity of these individuals, for independent development of their personalities and full authority over his/her personal data.

CMA: Pandemic Profiteering – take aim then hesitate

The initial shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic, declared in March, prompted authorities across Europe and in America to take urgent steps to protect consumers. Such measures included cracking down on anti-competitive behaviour and temporarily relaxing rules which might otherwise be detrimental to the public interest. Two months on, as countries around the world cautiously ease […]

Covid-19: What should I do on my construction project right now? [Ontario]

The impacts on our world, our families, businesses and markets is and will continue to be significant and somewhat unpredictable. What are the specific impacts on construction projects across Canada? More importantly, what should owners, contractors and trades be doing right away to protect their personnel and their projects? What are the best practices in the industry to deal with the pandemic?

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Standard Chartered’s global panel unchanged after review

Standard Chartered Bank has reappointed all six law firms on its international legal roster after the two-year panel came to an end. The bank will continue to work with magic circle firms Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters, as well as Baker & McKenzie, Hogan Lovells and Slaughter and May. Slaughters is regarded as […]

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Links seeks client input as it overhauls flexi-working policy

Linklaters is to launch a client forum to help develop a best practice approach to work-life balance issues at the firm. The firm has identified several clients with a view to putting together regular meetings with partners later this year as it looks to put in place flexible working procedures for its lawyers. Last year, […]

Top spy in as Beachcroft intelligence head

Beachcroft has appointed army veteran Bryan Houston as head of intelligence. Houston, who will work with the firm’s ­insurance claims validation unit, has 22 years’ operational ­military experience. Most recently he was surveillance and covert penetration team manager for HM Armed Forces. ­Houston has wide experience in setting up and managing bespoke intelligence teams and […]

Silk and money

Any readers familiar with gritty US crime drama The Wire will know the oft-exasperating concept of the chain of command. But what, one wonders, would Bunk Moreland and Lester Freamon make of the goings-on over at the Supreme Court? For it is there that silk extraordinaire Jonathan Sumption is headed, if talk in the Inns […]

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