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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.



Fenwick & West opens first overseas office in Shanghai

Silicon Valley firm Fenwick & West has expanded overseas for the first time with the launch of a Shanghai office. The US technology and life sciences-focused firm has launched a representative office in Shanghai after receiving the licence from China’s Ministry of Justice. The launch comes a year after the firm hired China partner Eva […]


Moves 12 May

  Move of the week McGuire Woods has hired Simon Neilson-Clark as a restructuring and insolvency partner. He was previously a partner at DLA Piper and has 25 years’ experience representing borrowers, lenders and insolvency practitioners in distressed situations involving international structures.   UK London Kingsley Napley has hired Zoë Sive as a private client […]

Allen & Overy advises ICBC on acquisition of issued share capital of Tekstilbank

Allen & Overy has advised Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on its proposed acquisition of 75.5 per cent of the issued share capital of Tekstil Bankası (Tekstilbank) from GSD Holding for TRY669m (£190m). Under Turkish capital markets law, the acquisition will trigger a post-closing mandatory tender offer for all remaining shares in Tekstilbank. […]

Hogan Lovells introduces committee to promote flexible working

Hogan Lovells’ international management committee has introduced a 10-strong flexible working group, to be led by the firm’s co-head of corporate Andrew Skipper. The committee, internally known as the agile working group, will review how the firm can promote flexible working as an “acceptable and positive” way of working.   Skipper told The Lawyer that, […]


The Lawyer Awards 2014 shortlist: Final curtain call

After a memorable 12 months, marked by exceptional work, The Lawyer Awards promise to be more hard-fought than ever In association with   Each year The Lawyer’s editorial team sifts through the hundreds of entries we receive for the annual The Lawyer Awards in association with Travelers. With the high number of entries, the stellar judging […]

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