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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.


Pavia e Ansaldo picks up energy team

Italian independent Pavia e Ansaldo has hired a team focusing on renewable energy, led by a former of counsel from Carnelutti. Michele Cicchetti joins Pavia as a partner along with three Carnelutti associates and one from KStudio Associato. His practice focuses on advising Italian and foreign companies, particularly financing institutions, on project finance trasnactions and […]

Ogier and Carey Olsen join magic circle duo on £17bn GDF Suez deal

Offshore firms Ogier and Carey Olsen joined magic circle firms Clifford Chance and Linklaters and French independent Bredin Prat on one of the biggest M&A transactions to complete so far this year. Linklaters, Bredin Prat and Ogier advised GDF Suez on its £17.1bn investment in International Power, which closed 3 February. The deal sees GDF […]

Nabarro keeps faith with senior partner

Nabarro senior partner Simon Johnston has been reappointed for a third term until 2016. Johnston was elected unopposed to the role for a new term ­commencing 1 May 2011 for five years. Johnston qualified in ­Australia and joined Nabarro in 1986, becoming a partner in its corporate department in 1990. He joined the firm’s board […]

Kaye Scholer hires partner duo from Winston & Strawn

Kaye Scholer has hired two litigation partners from Winston & Strawn’s New York office. Vincent Sama joins Kaye Scholer as chair of the securities and derivative litigation group and co-chair of the complex commercial litigation team, while Catherine Schumache joins as a partner. The departures come amid reports that Winston & Strawn has made offers […]

Fiona Dodds: Ropes & Gray

What is the most irritating habit of any partner you’ve worked for? Not agreeing with me. Name: Fiona DoddsFirm: Ropes & GrayPosition: Head of marketingLives: Wandsworth Common What’s the most boring thing you’ve been asked to do in your job? I suppose my expenses – always a chore. How much time do you spend on […]

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