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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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SJ Berwin acted for the British Land Company on its £27.5m purchase of freehold properties from Standard Life Investments. Both Broadgate House and Eldon House have leases up to 2011 and total 72,000sq ft of space. Property partners Stephen Willson and Lewis Myers acted with a team of three on the deal while Herbert Smith […]

Searching for success at CMS

CMS, the European alliance launched by Cameron McKenna that was heralded with such promise, has undergone a year of mixed blessings. Fiona Callister reports on where the firm goes from here It is a little over a year since Cameron McKenna launched its European alliance, CMS. With an April launch in Berlin, it looked very […]

Weil Gotshal woos top duo for Germany

Weil Gotshal & Manges has poached the head of the German Takeover commission together with a former Jones Day Reavis & Pogue partner to launch its Frankfurt office. The office will be the firm’s first in Germany, although it already has three bases in eastern Europe. Banking regulatory expert Josef Tobien had a leading role […]

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