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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.


This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 17th November 2013

It’s hard to imagine bearded gentlemen slouched at bars in pubs around the country, gently stroking beer bellies, taking much interest, but Eurocrats are soon to insist that they are at least informed of the nutritional content of their pints. EU regulations covering the provision of food – including alcohol – information to consumers will […]

RPC scraps NQ salary for merit-based system

Remuneration – always among the trickiest topics and one that tends to be contentious for any lawyer from their very first day in the office. Are trainee lawyers paid too much? Is £100,000 for a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer – a la Davis Polk – way over the odds? Since 2008 most firms have been […]

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Hogan Lovells agrees South African merger with former Eversheds ally

Hogan Lovells has confirmed it will merge with full-service South-African outfit Routledge Modise on 1 December. Routledge Modise is expected to relaunch as Hogan Lovells in early 2014. The Johannesburg-based office consists of 120 lawyers, including 40 partners, and specialises in corporate and commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, energy, mining and employment, with clients such […]

Regulatory risk update: online sales restrictions under scrutiny of European Antitrust Authorities

Competition authorities in Europe are clamping down on restrictions or bans on online sales, especially sales over internet platforms such as Amazon and eBay. As a general principle, the EU Commission considers that every distributor must be allowed to use the internet to sell products (Vertical Guidelines). However, in the case of third-party internet platforms, […]

Favourable IRS ruling for US taxpayer on application of US-Cyprus tax treaty

By Eric D Ryan and Anil John Kalia In a recent internal legal memorandum (ILM), the IRS concluded that a US individual was entitled to treat dividends received from a Cypriot holding company with no Cypriot ownership as qualified dividend income (QDI) and is thereby eligible for reduced US income tax rates. Cyprus, a member of the […]

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