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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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Irwin Mitchell was quick to launch new initiatives with the Automobile Association (AA) and RAC last week, just days after the Legal Services Bill received Royal Assent. The national firm is aligning itself with leading high street brands that are seeking to break into the legal sector when the Legal Services Act takes effect. Head […]

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Taylor Wessing has appointed Keith Barnett to head its UK real estate practice following the decision by Adam Marks to step down on 1 November. Barnett, who had been the firm’s head of development since 2002, will head the firm’s third most lucrative practice after corporate and IP, which houses 15 partners and a total […]

3i takes new general counsel from GE

Private equity firm 3i has snared General Electric (GE) senior managing director Kevin Dunn to take up the post of general counsel following the planned retirement of its general counsel Tony Brierley. Dunn, who joins the LSE-listed group today will be responsible for the group’s legal, compliance and internal audit functions and will oversee a […]

Eversheds stalwart Viv Du-Feu quits for Welsh firm

Eversheds_office.jpg” alt=”Eversheds stalwart Viv Du-Feu quits for Welsh firm” />Eversheds head of international employment Viv Du-Feu has left the firm for Welsh-based commercial firm Capital Law. Du-Feu, who became a partner in 1984 and has established one of the largest employment law groups in the UK, joins Capital law as an equity partner, bringing the […]

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