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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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CC Prague head defects to Lovells

Clifford Chance has lost its head of corporate in the Czech Republic to Lovells’ Prague office. Miroslav Dubovsky joined Lovells as a partner two weeks ago. He is the only fully Czech-qualified partner in Lovells’ Prague office.Although he headed the corporate and corporate finance group, Dubovsky was not made partner a at Clifford Chance. However, […]

National Grid Group

National Grid Group (NGG) is launching a £614m Eurobond issue on the back of three previous bond issues which were completed at the end of July. The combined value of the two index-linked bonds and the long-term fixed rate bond was £600m. Now NGG is launching two fixed rate Eurobond issues.CMS Cameron McKenna’s relationship with […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – BARLOWS/GE CAPITAL

Addleshaw Booth & Co’s role in the creation of the Northern Portfolio Limited Partnership was complicated by the fact that its client, Barlows, was simultaneously engaged in a take private deal. The firm advised acquisition vehicle Chepstow in the take private and constructed a chinese wall between this and the creation of Barlows’ limited partnership […]

Lovells posts highest ever profit figures

Lovells has posted figures this year of £286.5m – and reaped record profits. Partners at the top of equity are now on £708,000, with the most junior equity partners on £283,000.All top equity partners who were partners in the legacy Lovells firm prior to its merger with Boesebeck Droste will benefit from an extra payout […]

Ex-Law Soc president's fury over PC postal vote

The Law Society has been strongly criticised by former president Robert Sayer over its handling of a postal ballot on the proposed rise in the Practising Certificate (PC) fee The postal ballot sent out last week asks members to vote for or against a resolution presented at the AGM by former president Robert Sayer calling […]

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