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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.


Google agrees settlement with SEC

Google and its general counsel David Drummond have reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the company’s failure to declare $80m in employee stock options prior to its 2004 initial public offering (IPO). The SEC found that Drummond, acting on advice from his in-house team and external lawyers at Wilson Sonsini […]

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £16.8m/£207m UK/global PEP: £452,000/£570,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £410,000/£350,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1.3m/£1.3m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.7m UK/global number of partners: 13/122 UK/global number of lawyers: 41/592 UK number of staff: 40 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:2.1/1:3.8 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:3 Equity structure: Mixture of modified lockstep […]

Cairn Capital gains chief for legal team

Asset management company Cairn Capital has hired a senior lawyer from Banque AIG to lead its new legal team. James Starky, formerly AIG’s associate general counsel in charge of the European and Asian group covering derivatives, capital markets and structured finance, is Cairn’s first chief legal officer following the company’s foundation last August. At Cairn, […]

39 Essex Street – UK 100

Turnover: £16.5m Head of chambers: Richard Davies QC and Richard Wilmott-Smith QC. Total tenants (silks): 57 (18) Door tenants: Five Chambers contributions: 24 per cent Revenue per barrister: £289,000 Top cases last year: Hutton Inquiry; Hatfield Rail Crash health and safety case; Powergen wind farms; Co-op Group v Fujitsu Services; Thames Trains. No of appearances […]

Law Soc, Bar Council seek QC selectors

The search for lay members of the selection panel that will choose the first group of QCs to be appointed under the new scheme was launched last week. A joint Law Society and Bar Council advertisement sought “applications from all sections of the community” for the three lay positions on the panel. The majority of […]

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