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Rule changes affecting licence exempt supplies of electricity

By Stuart Urquhart Part 1: Electricity network charges and private wire supplies There has been a raft of recent announcements relating to aspects of energy regulation, many of them not entirely positive for developers of renewable energy projects.  This includes:- Ofgem’s consultation of 28 November proposing the removal of “embedded benefits” relating to balancing services use of system […]

Hungary: Tricks and Traps of Electronic Communication

By Kinga Hetényi, Alexandra Bognár We have seen continuous development over the past few years in the means of communication with the judiciary as well as central and local administrative bodies. But there are pitfalls one should be careful to avoid. The basics of electronic administration Electronic administration allows users to communicate efficiently with courts, authorities and […]

Don’t jump the gun! Mergers may be caught in the Romanian Competition Council’s crossfire

By Mona Banu, Cristiana Manea Gun jumping refers to premature enforcement of a merger before obtaining clearance from the competition authority. While most companies are aware of this interdiction, it can be difficult to balance the scope of the competition standstill obligation during the pre-closing period and the measures taken by the acquiring company to protect the […]

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Human rights groups seek action against US officials

Human rights organisations are building up the pressure on courts to prosecute US officials for alleged complicity in the torture of Iraqi prisoners. On 10 March, German human rights lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck filed an appeal against the decision of the Karlsruhe Federal Prosecutor’s Office not to open an investigation into allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison […]

Norton Rose lose out to Herbies on $3.5bn mobile disposal

Norton Rose has been left out in the cold on the massive $3.5bn disposal of two Eastern European mobile phone operators to Vodafone after its regular client, Montreal-based Telesystems International Wireless (TIW), turned to Herbert Smith. The mandate came to Herbert Smith through a referral from its Dutch ally Stibbe. It is the first time […]

CC left behind as UniCredito turns to A&O on acquisition of Croatian bank

Allen & Overy ‘s (A&O) corporate department has scooped a major client in the form of Italy’s second-largest bank UniCredito Italiano. This is the magic circle firm’s first instruction from the Milan-listed bank, which it is advising on its acquisition of a stake in Turkey-based Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi for e2.05bn (£1.43bn). The mandate is […]

Clifford Chance consolidates shipping, insurance

Clifford Chance is merging its insurance and reinsurance practice with its shipping group, creating a single 10-partner team. The move aims to exploit synergies between the two London teams. Insurance head Nicholas Munday will lead the group, which will operate as the insurance and shipping dispute resolution group, specialising in insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution […]

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