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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.


Hidden agenda

Courts have traditionally been reluctant to regard a trust as a hiding place for a settlor’s assets, but recent cases in Jersey may have changed all that, say Andrew McKenzie and William Richmond-Coggan It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a creditor seeking to enforce a substantial judgment will sooner or later turn their attention […]

Bankrupt Delta Airlines pays out

Davis Polk & Wardwell is proving to be the top earner from Delta Air Lines ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The New York-based firm has netted $10.3m (£5.59m) in fees and $603,539 (£327,000) in expenses after a bankruptcy court judge approved the payment for just four-and-a-half months’ work. The Davis Polk team, led by partners […]

Freshfields Italy chief calls for partnership overhaul

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s Italian managing partner has called on his colleagues to ditch the firm’s all-equity partnership after a five-lawyer team from Rome defected to Pavia e Ansaldo. The Italian’s demands come as partners in the firm’s German offices have expressed fears about practice areas being ditched in a drive to improve profitability. Senior associates Giuseppina Ivone and […]

Steel wars

The battle for the control of steel company Arcelor, Luxembourg’s most prestigious corporate, raises some tricky issues surrounding takeovers and potential liability claims, says Stef Oostvogels On 7 February 2006, the Luxembourg Government lodged bill number 5540, pertaining to the implementation of the Takeover Directive. Parliament finally voted for the law – the Takeover Act […]

Vinson’s Enron saga continues

Vinson & Elkins’ nightmare involvement in the Enron saga is showing no sign of coming to an end. Just when the Texas-based giant had begun to hope the worst was behind it, lawyers for Enron’s shareholders filed papers last week (13 June) alleging that the firm “acted with knowledge or at least with reckless disregard” […]

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