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For the love of lockdown

In this guest blog, Sophie Warren shares her thoughts on self-development for aspiring solicitors during lockdown. With experience of being a paralegal, blogger, Instagram influencer, as well as a keen runner, she has lots of experience and advice to share.

Time to go home: BP v Surrey County Council and RP

This case is of importance not only because it was likely to arise in other cases in the UK context of the coronavirus, but because Article 15 considerations arise in cases of grave importance, such as national security cases.

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.


Kennedys pencils in Madrid October merger

Insurance specialist Kennedys is firming up its five-year relationship with associated Madrid firm Araúz de Robles Y Vélez Abogados (ARV) with an October merger. ARV partners Jesús Vélez and José-María Araúz will lead the new Kennedys office, supported by three associates including dual-qualified Kennedys solicitor Alex Guillamont. The office will advise on insurance, reinsurance, commercial, […]

CC sees Oger Telecom through its acquisition of Türk Telecom

Clifford Chance has bagged its second multibillion-dollar telecoms deal in two weeks, advising Oger Telecom on its $6.55bn (£3.55bn) acquisition of a 55 per cent stake in Türk Telekom, Turkey’s national telecoms operator. Joachim Fleury’s telecoms team advised T-Mobile Austria on its €1.3bn (£880m) acquisition of Austrian mobile operator tele.ring last month. The increased deal […]

Baker & McKenzie captures Coudert New York

Baker & McKenzie has finally signed up the majority of Coudert Brothers’ New York office. The mass lateral hire means that Bakers will double the size of its New York office to over 130 lawyers. Bakers is taking around 70 lawyers from Coudert’s New York headquarters having dropped out of a merger deal with the […]

Caubet partners peel off to create new firm

French firm Caubet Chouchana Meyer has collapsed after four partners quit to launch a rival boutique, leaving founding partner Jean Paul Chouchana to go solo. Caubet had nine partners at the beginning of the year, but one by one they have departed, leaving the firm with just five prior to the decisions of Gaspard Brulé, […]

The world’s ends

The EU green paper on succession and wills is intended to harmonise cross-border rules on inheritance, but as Murray Hallam reports, each country still has its own ideas

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