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CEE legislation tracker: Czech Republic

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]

CEE legislation tracker: Turkey

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Article 23 to 27 of the Capital Markets Law (governing material transactions and minority shareholders, including the right to exit, the offer to buy shares, the obligation to buy shares, the right to sell) will not apply to the transactions of the Turkey Wealth Fund, sub-funds and companies that will […]

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Superdry appoints new general counsel

Superdry has found a new legal chief following the departure of its previous GC and company secretary Simon Callander. Ruth Daniels will join the retailer as its new GC in February, after nearly two years at media and entertainment entity Global. While the media group is still looking for Daniels’ replacement, Global’s newly-formed outdoor advertising […]

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The in-house interview: Superdry GC Lindsay Beardsell

Tailoring a patched up legal function into a bespoke unit was the task facing Lindsay Beardsell when she took over as GC at Supergroup, parent of fashion company Superdry Even in a profession where ‘dress-down Fridays’ have become the norm and the tie an endangered species, most lawyers would not skip into the office kitted […]

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Superdry seeks new GC after year of upheaval

Superdry is on the hunt for a new head of legal as its current general counsel steps down from the role after two years. Simon Callander joined the listed fashion retailer in 2017 from Addleshaw Goddard, where he had been the firm’s GC from 2015. He joined Addleshaws as its first GC from legacy Olswang, where […]

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BCLP reels in Mayer Brown partner for top L&D job

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has hired a Mayer Brown partner as its new global head of learning and development, making it a standalone role for the first time since its transatlantic combination in 2018. The firm has brought in New York partner Virginia Melvin, who for seventeen years oversaw training for Mayer Brown’s US […]

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