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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.



CC picks Frankfurt partner to replace Walker as private equity head

Clifford Chance has selected Frankfurt partner Oliver Felsenstein as the new global head of its private equity practice following the exit of David Walker to Latham & Watkins. It was widely expected that a German partner would take the reins, with Felsenstein and Frankfurt-based Christopher Kellett both tipped as likely candidates (22 April 2013). Walker […]

Business rates retention under the Local Government Finance Act 2012

From 1 April 2013 a new system has come into being, allowing local authorities to retain up to 50 per cent of the income they receive from business rates. Supposedly simpler than the previous regime of formula grant, the new scheme is still very complicated. As we recently had to advise on a particular aspect of it […]

New York

Paul Hastings hires Fried Frank securities chief in NY

The New York office of Paul Hastings has hired Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s head of securities and shareholder litigation, Douglas Flaum. Flaum, a partner at Fried Frank since 1993, joined Paul Hastings as a partner on Monday (17 June). He had been working at the firm since 1986. It is not yet clear […]

ZyLAB offers visual classification for eDiscovery

ZyLAB, a provider of eDiscovery and Information Management solutions, has announced that it has incorporated true native visual search and categorisation in its eDiscovery and Information Management solution to enable the speedy and accurate identification of non-textual information. The inclusion of Visual Classification together with ZyLAB’s Audio Search, completes ZyLAB’s multi-media search capabilities. Enterprise Big […]

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