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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 […]


Deals round-up

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (Jim Lavery, Natalie Town) advised Baring English Growth Fund on the management buyout of UK-based computer manufacturer Stone Computers for £20m. Stone Computers advised by Pinsent Masons. Berwin Leighton Paisner (Antony Grossman, Victoria Sawyer) advised BAA on its agreement with Morley Fund Management to form a property joint venture, the […]

Former Testa, Altheimer partners resort to court

The US legal market’s most recent high-profile bankruptcies got nasty last week following audacious legal proceedings from former partners of Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault and Altheimer & Gray. Ten former Altheimer partners had a call for a criminal investigation rejected by a bankruptcy judge, while a group of eight former Testa partners tried to force […]

Stephenson Harwood hires Islamic finance head

Stephenson Harwood has hired a new head of Islamic finance. Bilal Aquil joins following work at Calyon (formerly Crédit Lyonnais). He will be responsible for Stephenson Harwood’s Islamic finance work across a range of areas including real estate and banking. The firm has also recruited John Roebuck as a consultant in the commercial litigation team, […]

The work-life quiz

Simon Pizzey, managing partner, Veale Wasbrough What was your first ever job? Beer making at Ushers Brewery in Trowbridge. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Attending too many fast food outlets in order to gather evidence for a passing off action. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find out […]

V-lex regroups as Nabarros merger fails

Leading technology boutique V-lex has relaunched in London and Sheffield despite losing three directors after a deal to merge with Nabarro Nathanson fell through. V-lex, a limited company regulated by the Law Society, was set to merge with Nabarros until it emerged that the larger firm was going to offer only two of V-lex’s five […]

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