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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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Linklaters mourns passing of ‘legendary’ French partner

Linklaters has confirmed that French M&A star Thierry Vassogne has died at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack. Vassogne joined Linklaters in 1998 as co-managing partner of the firm’s Paris office. He was recognised by many in the French market as a leader in corporate transactions and had a stellar client list […]

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Stibbe has filled in a gap in its Luxembourg office with the hire of tax partner Ayzo van Eysinga from Loyens & Loeff. The Herbert Smith alliance firm opened in Luxembourg six months ago. Van Eysinga is the third partner in the office, joining corporate specialist Dirk Leermakers and investment management partner Gérald Origer. All […]

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