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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.


Osborne Clarke anoints new heads of London and Thames Valley

Osborne Clarke has elected two corporate partners as new heads of its London and Thames Valley offices after contested elections in both locations. Corporate partner Andrew Saul replaces digital business and commercial partner Simon Rendell as head of the London office at the end of this month after Rendell had served nearly six years in […]


Linklaters extends restructuring with up to 70 partners facing the axe

Linklaters’ partnership restructuring is set to be more widespread than previously thought, with partners higher up the food chain now bracing themselves for a cull. Sources close to Linklaters suggested that the firm is set to axe up to 70 partners, up on the figure of roughly 30 originally thought to be under the spotlight. […]

DLA, Freshfields and Travers advise on Cinven’s CPA Global buyout

DLA Piper, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Travers Smith have all won roles on the proposed sale of legal process outsourcer CPA Global (CPA) to London-based private equity house Cinven.  Private equity house Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), which acquired a minority $440m stake in CPA in 2010 (1 February 2010), agreed to sell its holding to Cinven […]


DWF-Cobbetts: fit for purpose?

While both firms will benefit from a tie-up, top 30 hopeful DWF will be in the driving seat It was the commercial law firm equivalent of discovering that someone had scrawled the name of their crush all over their schoolbook. In November 2011 RollOnFriday published the news that DWF had registered the domain name, […]


As one of the junior partners on Linklaters’ big-ticket Glencore account David Avery-Gee has made a name for himself as one of the firm’s most promising young corporate lawyers. David Avery-Gee, Linklaters He advised on Glencore’s long-awaited £7.05bn London IPO last year as an associate, joining the partnership a month later, in May, in a […]

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