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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 […]


ABB snares new legal head from EADS

Engineering giant ABB has poached a new general counsel from EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company). Diane de Saint Victor joins ABB’s Zurich headquarters in January 2007, replacing previous incumbent John Scriven, whose departure from ABB was announced at the end of July 2006. Scriven replaced Beat Hess at ABB three years ago after […]

Freshfields set for more Wolseley work

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer must be rubbing its hands with glee as client Wolseley, the world’s largest heating products distributor, last week signalled its intention to continue spending big on bolt-on deals. Freshfields, through corporate partner Stephen Hewes, has already reaped a windfall this year. Hewes led the team advising the company in September on its […]

Just do it – but next time, ask first

The Hackney v Nike case made legal history because it was the first time a public sector body has tackled a corporate on IP issues. It has also made the sector think carefully about the value of its branding. Nike’s use of Hackney’s logo on a range of sportswear came to light when the borough’s […]

Paul Hastings bolsters China corporate team

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has poached corporate specialist Basil Hwang from O’Melveny & Myers, continuing its expansion of the Hong Kong corporate team. Hwang joins Paul Hastings as a partner in the corporate group from O’Melveny & Myers’ Hong Kong office where he was a counsel. Hwang specialises on M&A, private equity and securities […]

Orienteering in the Chinese legal market

Everyone knows China is the hottest place to be. But the question on the lips of most lawyers is how to achieve both entry into the mainland China legal market and get the most out of dealings with clients from China. Many people assume that Chinese business culture is developing to meet Western or international […]

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