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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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Olswang seals Midlands property deal

Olswang has acted for longstanding client REIT Asset Management on its $814m (£400m) acquisition of a property portfolio from Evans Property Group. Real estate partner Simon Kanter, who led the deal together with corporate partner Michele Michaelson, said REIT came up against considerable obstacles in its efforts to close what was its biggest deal yet […]

BBC legal team escapes job cuts

BBC’s legal team is to escape the impending 1,800 job cuts unscathed and is planning to increase the size of its legal department. The first of the new appointments is Herbert Smith associate Nicholas Wilcox, who joins the litigation team on 19 November. “The legal team is not anticipating any changes,” said a spokesperson for […]

Greenwoods launches in Manchester

Personal injury boutique Greenwoods is gearing up for aggressive growth after launching an office in Manchester. Greenwoods has recruited Beachcroft partner Mike Suddards to head its Manchester office, who leaves after 25 years with the firm. Suddards, a catastrophe personal injury (PI) specialist, joins Greenwoods with two members of his Beachcroft team: catastrophe PI specialist […]

Mayer Brown sues client Vantis over unpaid fees

Mayer Brown is suing client Vantis for unpaid fees, claiming more than £400,000 plus interest. The firm has a longstanding relationship with the accountancy and professional advisory group, with partner Stephen Bottomley advising on its AIM flotation in 2002. Bottomley advised the company on its 2005 acquisition of Numerica, which was also listed on AIM, […]

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