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CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin – September/October 2020

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr’s multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, antitrust, and unfair competition in the region. Merger Control Antitrust – Cartel Prohibition Antitrust – Abuse of Dominance Unfair Competition Sector enquiries, legislation and guidance

ESMA publishes a report on funds’ resilience to future shocks

On 12 November 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report presenting its analysis and conclusions on the readiness of certain investment funds that have significant exposure to corporate debt and real estate assets to potential future adverse shocks, as well as five priority action areas which would contribute to their future […]


Scott Burns Index

The Lawyer Management: Brown Rudnick

Scott Burns, managing partner at Brown Rudnick’s London office, has worked at the firm for 24 years. Prior to joining he ran the subsidiaries of US financial services conglomerate and was general counsel of a US bank holding company. What are the key elements of your role? I manage our London office, from which we […]

Employment news — amendments to the Labour Law

After the recent change in the practice of the authorities with respect to protection offered to pregnant definite-term employees from having their employment terminated, which gained much media attention and resulted in significant public reaction, the Serbian parliament has adopted the Law on Amendments of the Labour Law at the beginning of April 2013. The […]

Court of Appeal considers breach of confidence damages

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal to strike out parts of a breach of confidence damages claim. In a judgment that discussed procedural and intellectual property issues, and which reviewed the principles for assessment of damages in trade secret cases, the court insisted that the points in question were evidently arguable and should […]

Jackson LJ

Jackson LJ to hear his own appeals

After the appointment of Jackson LJ to hear appeals spinning out of his reforms litigators warn that bigger battles are on the horizon The haphazard way in which Lord Justice Jackson’s reform program has been implemented has created confusion and anger across the profession. This week the Master of the Rolls (MR) Lord Dyson convened […]


Insurance giant Lockton looks to Towergate for next GC

US-based insurance giant Lockton has announced the hire of Towergate legal chief Sam Clark as its new general counsel. Clark, who has worked for insurance broker Towergate since 2003, replaces former GC Charlotte Taggart after she left to become a corporate insurance partner with RPC in January (23 November 2012). RPC was a regular advisor […]

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