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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 […]


Careers: people

Thames Valley firm Pitmans has hired ex-Dechert corporate finance partner Janice Wall as a partner in the corporate commercial team. Wall, with Dechert for seven years, specialises in national and international M&A, property finance and joint ventures. Wiltshire firm Wood Awdry & Ford has boosted its Chippenham and Marlborough offices with the appointment of three […]

Regrettable situations

Whatever happened to the cringe-making email? The Bradley Chaits and Andy Dowdney’s (of Norton Rose and Charles Russell respectively, just in case you’d forgotten) of this world seem to be taking more care with those pesky digits, judging by the drop-off in mirth-making cyberspace screw-ups. Or perhaps the mistakes have just moved on to another […]

Simmons takes on Qtel work

Simmons & Simmons has acted on a major instruction for Qatar Telecom (Qtel) for the first time since the firm’s arrival in Doha one year ago. It advised the public company, which is listed on the UK Stock Exchange, in its successful joint bid for a mobile phone licence in Oman. Charles Pollock, head of […]

Legal & General in review of its UK external advisers

Legal & General (L&G) is in the throes of a full-scale review of its UK law firm panel. Group head of legal Geoffrey Timms is overseeing the review, with firms already invited to pitch. It is understood that the review will encompass all areas of legal advice, including real estate, corporate and regulatory. Timms confirmed […]

Big, swinging clicks

One would think that being a partner at Slaughter and May would be reward enough, what with all that kudos. But that isn’t enough for some folks over at One Bunhill Row. Apparently, the way to tell if you’ve really made it is if you get to be the partner in control of… wait for […]

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