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Why you might be accepting fake news without realising it

Do you believe everything you see? No matter how discerning or intelligent you are, we are all pre-programmed to be more accepting of information in certain contexts than others. While most of us are wise to the ‘Nigerian prince’ phishing scams of old, we are less likely to question an email from someone we know. We might question news on a website we’ve never seen before – but not in a publication we know well. And if we follow somebody high-profile on a social media platform we’re familiar with, like Instagram, chances are we take what they say at face value. It’s precisely because of this that mainstream media recently described influencer and celebrity accounts as ‘the gateway drug to fake news’.

Coronavirus: Impact of exceptional and temporary measures on enforcement proceedings [Portugal]

A number of exceptional measures have been introduced in the justice sector. These measures are set out in Law 1-A/2020 of 18 March and Decree‑Law 10-A/2020 of 13 March (as amended by Law 4-A/2020 of 6 April). The measures include exceptional rules on the extension of time limits and of the periods to take judicial steps. The rules will remain in place until the end of the exceptional situation to prevent, contain, mitigate and treat COVID-19.


Plenum of Higher Arbitrazh Court clarifies certain issues of D&O liability

On 20 August 2013, the Higher Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation (VAS) published Plenum Ruling No. 62 of the Higher Arbitrazh Court dated 30 July 2013 on Certain Issues Related to Indemnification by Persons who are Members of Corporate Bodies on its official website. The ruling provided the arbitrazh courts with clarifications on a […]


DWF to move into Walkie Talkie building

DWF is moving to London’s famous Walkie Talkie building after agreeing to take around 40,000 sq ft at 20 Fenchurch Street. The firm is moving from its current base at 85 King William Street to the distinctive reflective building, which made headlines last year for melting a nearby bike and parts of a sports car. […]

Tom Leech

Moves: 20 January 2014

Move of the week Maitland Chambers’ silk Tom Leech QC has quit the bar to join Herbert Smith Freehills’ advocacy unit. He joins as the fourth partner in the department. Leech specialises in professional negligence and commercial, company and property litigation. Leech was called to the bar in 1988 and took silk in 2010.   […]

DLA Piper represents EagleView Technology in its acquisition by Verisk

DLA Piper has represented EagleView Technology (EVT), a provider of geo-referenced aerial image capture and visual-centric data analytics and solutions, in the negotiation of the agreement by which EVT will be acquired by Verisk Analytics for $650m (£395m). The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.   The acquisition […]

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Lacourte Raquin adds to team with two partners

French boutique Lacourte Raquin Tatar has bolstered its team with two new partners, including the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) head of legal for France. Cédric Bonnet, who left Gide Loyrette Nouel in 2005 to take responsibility for RBS’s French operations, has become a partner in the banking and finance team at Lacourte Raquin. The […]

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