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Retrospective submission of a contract of sale

On 8 May, 2020, the Supreme Court of Cyprus delivered its much-awaited judgement in the context of the appeal 68/19 (Appeal), granting leave for the submission of an application for the issuance of a Certiorari, a prerogative writ.

Covid-19 litigation update

New Practice Direction 51ZA Extension of Time Limits and Clarification of PD51Y Almost three weeks ago saw the publication of the 118th Practice Direction Update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This new practice direction, namely practice Direction 51ZA, sought to revise the usual procedures for the extension of time limits and to provide clarification on […]

Non-contact business landscape

The current coronavirus pandemic has made physical business meetings difficult. This guide covers 10 jurisdictions, providing an overview of electronic contracting, governance and procedural possibilities, focusing on selected key areas.


ADR at the Chancery Bar

Paul Lowenstein believes that mediation can offer both a time and cost-cutting alternative to litigation. Paul Lowenstein is a barrister at Littleton Chambers and a CEDR accredited mediator. In a profession which is cautious at the best of times, the Chancery Bar has perhaps been the most innately reluctant to embrace new ideas. It is […]

Magic Circle poaching pact holds despite Shandro's move

The no-poaching agreement among the Magic Circle club of firms has held, despite the hiring of leading Clifford Chance insolvency partner Sandy Shandro by Freshfields. Shandro is the first partner to have been laterally hired in London from one big five City firm to another. However, Clifford Chance managing partner Tony Williams denied that Shandro’s […]

Conference directs firms to next step

The art of attracting and retaining the best IT staff will be among the topics at the The Lawyer’s 10th Information Systems for Lawyers conference and exhibition next week. Around 200 delegates are expected to attend the annual event for IT directors and legal professionals interested in IT, being held at London’s Marriot Hotel on […]

Tupper to transfer

Stephen Tupper, head of Hammond Suddards’ Brussels office, is being transferred to the firm’s London office as part of a restructuring of the firm’s EU practice which will see the practice divided between Brussels and London. Tupper will continue to head the firm’s EU practice working alongside barrister, Clive Gordon, to provide UK-based clients with […]


Linklaters advised the Swiss Reinsurance Company on its £80m conditional agreement to acquire the former Baltic Exchange site at St Mary Axe, London EC3 from Trafalgar House Developments, advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp and Cameron McKenna.

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