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Poland: UOKiK to examine TV broadcasters’ practices

On 5 May 2021 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced the launch of two anti-monopoly proceedings against: – Polsat Television; and – four Discovery Group entities (ie, Discovery Communications Europe, Discovery Communications Benelux, Discovery Polska and Eurosport).

Principles applicable to an ‘insolvent’ trust in Jersey

It is important that trustees understand their obligations if their trust structure comes under financial stress. Helpfully, the Jersey courts have provided guidance on the principles applicable to ‘insolvent’ trusts, which is likely to be highly persuasive in other jurisdictions.

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Cravath, Kirkland and Sullivan on call for Heinz and Kraft merger

Cravath Swaine & Moore, Kirkland & Ellis and Sullivan & Cromwell have won the lead roles on the multi-billion dollar merger of food giants Kraft and Heinz. Kirkland corporate partners Jay Ptashek, Josh Korff, Bill Sorabella, Michael Kim and Nick Schwartz are advising HJ Heinz Company and the company’s part-owners 3G Capital on the deal.  […]

Paul Weiss ramps up NY corporate with Kirkland hire

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is growing out its corporate team in New York, recruiting a partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ Manhattan office. Sarah Stasny is joining Paul Weiss, having started her legal career at Weil Gotshal & Manges in 2004. She made partner 10 years later and joined Kirkland in 2016. Stasny’s practice […]

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