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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.



HSF sees bulk of legacy Freehills team walk out in Singapore

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has seen the majority of the legacy Freehills Singapore team exit the Singapore office a year after the firms merged, with former Freehills Singapore managing partner John Dick the latest to quit the office. Singapore is the only jurisdiction where both legacy firms had an office. Following the October 2012 merger, […]

JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding moves closer to reality

On 23 October 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted unanimously to propose Regulation Crowdfunding, the rules related to the offer and sale of securities through crowd-funded private offerings, as set forth in Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. FINRA then published its proposed rules governing the licensing and regulation […]


Russia: Returns on ice

Lawyers have been pivotal in the preparations for the Winter Olympics and the work could go on way beyond the closing ceremony The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are now just a matter of months away. The Olympic torch has been sent into space and will be coming back down to complete its journey to […]

Fiona Hotson Moore

Partnership: Prepare for more failures

Why are the advising classes so bad at advising themselves? The travails at Manches, now merged with Penningtons, illustrate a vulnerability in partnership structures. Ominously, the issue of financial instability and failure to manage business risks is now deemed so acute that the Solicitors Regulation Authority has taken powers to regulate firms, not just individuals. […]

Hogan Lovells picks up Eversheds’ former ally for Jo’burg entry

Although some commentators are beginning to question the status of South Africa as a gateway for sub-Saharan Africa, the fact remains that for international firms the continent’s most-developed economy is still the easiest place to set up shop. Hogan Lovells has become the latest global player to get its own office there, snapping up former […]

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