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ICLG: Environment & Climate Change Law 2020 (Cyprus)

By Eleni Neoptolemou, Christina Christodoulou 1. Environmental Policy and its Enforcement 1.1 What is the basis of environmental policy in your jurisdiction and which agencies/bodies administer and enforce environmental law? Following the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004, the environmental policy has been subjected to a fundamental review, in order to be […]

Czech government proposes a seven percent digital services tax

In an attempt to correct an imbalance in taxation caused by the rise of digital services, the Czech government has come up with a proposal for an indirect digital services tax, targeting Internet giants’ profits from user-based online platforms. The proposal is largely based on a rejected draft of an EU “Digital Services Tax” directive […]

Bank ID introduced in the Czech Republic will utilise bank authentication tools to access public administration systems and other online services

Following their introduction in 2009, Data Boxes (in Czech: “datové schránky”) represented the Czech state’s only major foray into the world of e-government services. Another example are ID cards containing an electronic chip, which serve as the only available state-approved means of electronic identification. However, according to Czech Ministry of the Interior data, only a […]

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Lincoln’s Inn remains the first port of call for chancery work in the South. The sets most mentioned for traditional chancery are Wilberforce Chambers, Henry Harrod’s set at 5 Stone Buildings, Lord Goodhart QC’s 3 New Square and 11 New Square headed by Peter Crampin QC. Other sets include 13 Old Square headed by Michael […]

LAB investigates immigration appeals

The Home Office has instructed the Legal Aid Board (LAB) to investigate the issuing of legal aid for judicial reviews in immigration cases. The Lawyer understands that Home Secretary Jack Straw is concerned that too many immigrants are receiving legal aid to seek reviews against government decisions to expel them. The LAB is scrutinising 200 […]

Trio makes sharp exit to Verulam Chambers

A TEAM of three immigration barristers upped stumps and left their chambers for another set on the day they were offered new tenancies. The three Victoria Quinn, Matthew Sowerby and Sam Themis moved to Verulam Chambers, headed by Michael Edwards QC, from Field Court Chambers earlier this month. At Verulam Chambers, a general commercial and […]

Montreal merger

Two of Montreal’s leading law firms – McMaster Meighen and Mackenzie Gervais – have decided to merge from the start of next month, creating one of the city’s largest practices with over 100 lawyers. The new firm – McMaster Gervais – will take on Mackenzie Gervais’ membership of the Canadian law firm network, Borden DuMoulin […]

Freshfields appoints eight lawyers to Rome office

Freshfields’ fledgling Rome office has got off to an ambitious start with the appointment of eight new lawyers, bringing the number of lawyers based in the Italian capital to 10. More hirings are planned for later this year. The appointments include one at partner level. Raffaele Lener, a well known banking lawyer, has joined from […]

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