EIAs: grubbing ups and path clearances for overhead electrical power lines to be treated differently

When it comes to clearing a path in a forest to construct and operate an overhead electrical power line, electricity grid operators face various legal issues.

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On 1 February 2021, the Slovak Ministry of Economy submitted an investment screening proposal to the government. This proposal was approved by the National Council (with amendments) on 5 February 2021 and is scheduled to enter in force on 1 March 2021.

Czech Republic: Competition authority battles non-cooperative competitors

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently issued two press releases in which it confirmed one fine and imposed another on non-cooperative competitors, the first for an obstruction during a dawn raid and the second for not replying to a request for information.

New FDI rules come into force in the Czech Republic on 1 May 2021

Since the adoption of the EU foreign direct investment (“FDI”) regulation, the necessity of introducing a screening mechanism at the national level has been gaining momentum amongst Member States. This is particularly true for the CEE region, as most CEE jurisdictions did not have such mechanisms in place.

The Complex Commercial Litigation Law Review – Edition 3: Chapter Austria

Austria has a civil law system; the codification of the main civil law provisions, the Austrian Civil Code (ABGB), includes core concepts of contract law and dates back more than 200 years. The ABGB governs legal relationships between consumers as well as consumers and companies. Similarly, the Austrian Commercial Code (UGB), which regulates business relationships […]

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Preserving COVID’s positive outcomes and minimising the negative

It’s a given that COVID-19 has posed significant health and economic challenges around the world, along with upending how millions of people work each day. But for those of us who have stayed well and been continuously employed throughout the pandemic, the weeks of lockdown and remote work may have also triggered a surprising realisation: […]


Redundancies drive up costs as Knights posts H1 results

A restructuring exercise carried out by listed firm Knights amounted to nearly £3m in the first half of the financial year, while revenue soared after three acquisitions. In its results, Knights said the impact of the restructuring in the cash flow was £2.9m, of which £2.4m related to redundancy costs paid. A number of support […]

Dorothy Cory-Wright

Dechert adds litigator to City leadership team

Dechert’s City leadership team has gained a new member, after the appointment of Dorothy Cory-Wright to the group. Cory-Wright joins existing managing committee members, Gus Black, Jason Butwick and Chris Field, who are partners in financial services, employment and corporate respectively. Her appointment adds a litigation flavour to the mix, having joined as Dechert’s London […]


Mishcon maps out three-step climate change strategy

Mishcon de Reya is striving for net-zero carbon emissions for 2021 and beyond as part of an ambitious climate change strategy launched by the firm. By embracing the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, Mishcon has set out a three-step approach as to how it can make changes in its […]

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