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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.

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Conyers Dill & Pearman has acted as Cayman counsel to the Buyer Group — 3SBio chairman and chief executive officer Jing Lou and CITIC Private Equity Funds Management – in the privatisation of 3SBio Inc by way of merger. 3SBio is a China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products. Its shareholders […]

Draft Jordanian income tax law of 2013

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Eversheds’ former China chief heads to Shanghai for GC role

Eversheds’ former head of China (EMEA) in London Sharon Shi has moved to Shanghai to take up a general counsel position. Shi joined Eversheds in London as an associate in 2006 alongside the firm’s first Asia opening in Shanghai that year and worked her way up to the firm’s partnership in 2011 (12 April 2011). […]

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Morisons and HBJ Gateley lead advice on Hearts administration

Morisons Solicitors and HBJ Gateley have been appointed to advise on the administration of Edinburgh football club Heart of Midlothian FC. A notice was lodged to put the club into administration yesterday (19 June) after wrangling between Lithuanian parent company UBIG, which was pushing for BDO administrators to be appointed, and the club’s management, which preferred […]

Insolvent tenants and the effect of a surety

In RVB Investments Ltd v Bibby [2013] EWHC 65 (Ch), a landlord (RVB) issued proceedings against the surety (Bibby) of an insolvent tenant and was successful in its application for an order requiring Bibby to take a new lease of the premises and its claim for the business rates due in respect of the properties. […]

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