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Government Emergency Ordinance 39/2017 of 31 May 2017 transposed the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions (2014/104/EU) into national law and made a number of other amendments to the Competition Law (21/1996), including as follows: • The definition of an undertaking has been modified. • Undertakings that engage in the modern trade of foodstuffs and […]

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Rajah & Tann raids Hunton & Williams in Thailand

Singaporean firm Rajah & Tann has taken a team of 14 lawyers from US firm Hunton & Williams’ Bangkok office. The team, which consists of one partner and 13 lawyers, will leave Hunton & Williams to join Rajah & Tann (Thailand), the Bangkok-based local arm of the Singapore firm’s regional network. Their practice areas span […]

The European employment agenda for 2014

For most HR practitioners and in-house counsel, keeping abreast of domestic legal developments can be challenging. For those with a multi-national remit, the task is huge, particularly as the drive for harmonised terms, policies and practices becomes more commercially desirable. Allen & Overy asked 10 members of its global employment practice (the firm’s network of […]

Marshalling — an opportunity for junior creditors

Marshalling is an equitable remedy for achieving fairness between two or more secured creditors of the same debtor. Where the first creditor enforces its security against assets over which both hold security but not against assets over which it alone holds security, the second creditor may be entitled to use the assets over which the former […]

Slaughters consolidates position as top adviser to listed clients

Slaughter and May has taken the latest Adviser Rankings crown for the most stock market clients, with 27 more than nearest contender Pinsent Masons. It must have been tears of joy around the winners’ table for Slaughters, which boosted the market cap of its listed clients by 7.8 per cent from £79.1bn to £85.2bn in […]

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Morgan Lewis rejigs management with COO hire from rival Dechert

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has replaced its executive director position with the role of chief operating officer (COO), taking on Dechert’s COO Anthony Licata. Licata replaces the firm’s longstanding executive director Frank Fee, with the new title pushed through by the firm’s chair-elect Jami McKeon.  McKeon has overseen a number of management changes since she […]

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