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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 […]


Macfarlanes appoints five partners in reduced promotions round

Macfarlanes has appointed five lawyers to its partnership, including two women, with another five lawyers promoted to senior counsel. The promotions round is 45 per cent smaller than 2014, when the firm made up nine partners in a record year (7 April 2014). However it is still one of Macfarlanes’ largest promotions rounds in the […]


Dentons-McKenna Long tie-up: why it took 18 months to seal the deal

Dentons is basking in the victory of finally sealing the deal with McKenna Long & Aldridge yesterday following failed merger negotiations with the firm two years ago. But was it worth the wait? It is less than four months since Dentons, with great fanfare, announced it was to become the world’s largest law firm through […]


Baker & McKenzie Asia head Hambrett: be global, travel more

The head of Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific practice is very clear on what it was that gave him the skills necessary to fulfil his current role: a spell in-house at telecoms company Optus (now Singtel Optus). Having joined the company from Minter Ellison in 1998, Bruce Hambrett led the Optus legal team during a […]


UCL set to launch first legal panel following general counsel appointment

University College London (UCL) head of legal Natasha Lewis is considering setting up an initial legal panel for the university in 2015, less than a year after she took on the role. The university’s current external advisers are Berwin Leighton Paisner, CMS Cameron McKenna, Pinsent Masons and Veale Wasbrough Vizards, all of which are likely […]

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Debevoise makes up first partners in London for four years in six-strong promos round

Debevoise & Plimpton has named two lawyers to partner in London as part of a six-lawyer firmwide promotions round, breaking a four-year run with no promotions in the City. In London, investment management lawyer Sally Gibson and litigator Richard Lawton were appointed as partners. Gibson joined Debevoise in 2008 and was promoted to international counsel […]

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