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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 […]

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Shearman and King & Spalding lead on takeover of Eddie Stobart

A pair of US firms have advised on the takeover bid of haulage company Eddie Stobart as its shareholders have approved its rescue by asset manager DBAY Advisors. King & Spalding’s London corporate partners William Charnley and Marcus Young advised Eddie Stobart, which had to secure £55m bailout funding from Douglas Bay Advisors, on the […]

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King & Spalding gets Brussels up and running with Mayer Brown hire

King & Spalding has hired a life sciences regulatory partner in Brussels to launch formally the firm’s 21st international office. Genevieve Michaux, who was previously at Mayer Brown since 2016, joined the firm as a partner to focus on regulatory issues in the life sciences industry. She focuses on European Union, French and Belgian food […]

Thinking the unthinkable about QCs

Is it time for fundamental reform of the QC appointments system? The annual competition was last reviewed 15 years ago when then Lord Chancellor, Derry Irvine, called time on the nepotistic tap on the shoulder system and helped bring about the current competency-based regime. There have been great strides towards improving diversity and inclusion at […]

New QCs at a time of change: the silks of 2020

As 114 new silks celebrated their success in the 2020 Queen’s Counsel appointments, they were also marking the end of an arduous selection procedure – all for the honour, pride and privilege of securing those two prestigious letters that can reshape a legal career.  Finally gaining the QC kitemark gives some barristers a sense of […]

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