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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.


FCPA Update — anti-corruption compliance in 2013: post-guidance trends and signals for the future

Debevoise & Plimption has published its FCPA Update for January 2013. The lead article concerns anti-corruption compliance in 2013, focusing on trends and signals for the future. Subsequent sections Overview of corporate and individual enforcement actions in 2013 Key observations relating to 2013 enforcement actions Major corporate resolutions of 2013 Declinations Individual resolutions of 2013 […]

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A&O’s Wickenden heads to Hong Kong to steer US securities practice

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) London-based capital markets partner Jim Wickenden has moved to Hong Kong to steer the firm’s US securities practice. The move comes months after the firm lost US capital markets lawyer James Grandolfo, who was the firm’s regional head of the Asia Pacific international capital markets, to US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley […]

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Eversheds continues Africa focus

Eversheds has added five firms to the Eversheds African Law Institute (EALI), the forum it set up last year to promote networking among African firms. The five firms bring the number of EALI members to 23 in 21 countries. The fims are meeting this week in Paris at the first EALI summit, which will be […]

Points to ponder when planning a new development

This year is heralded to be an ‘exciting year for commercial property’. An improving economic outlook has seen activity in the construction industry steadily increasing, culminating in eight months of growth to the end of 2013. Furthermore, this growth is not solely confined to housing and infrastructure projects; it also includes commercial building work, which is rising […]

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