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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 […]

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

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Labour relations in the context of quarantine due to coronavirus (Uzbekistan)

Tatyana Popovkina and Mirzaaziz Ruziev Limitations set in order to prevent spread of coronavirus infection affect all business processes, including employer-employees labour relations. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan ‘On priority measures to mitigate the negative impact on sectors of the economy by the coronavirus pandemic and global […]

Updates from Canadian courts in response to Covid-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, courts across Canada are drastically reducing their operations. This article provides ongoing updates on the operations of key Canadian courts, as well as links to the latest press releases published by each court.

Kazakhstan: Additional restrictions on export of food adopted in connection with Covid-19

By Assel Ilyasova On 31 March 2020, the Eurasian Economic College adopted an additional decision aimed at establishing a temporary export ban of food products from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union[1]: Until 30 June 2020, the ban was established on the export of onions, garlic, turnips, rye, rice, buckwheat, millet, cereals, wholemeal flour […]

Copyrights in commercial films

1. WHAT IS THE COPYRIGHT? According to the definition made by the General Directorate of Copyright, copyright is the legal rights provided on the products that the person creates with all kinds of intellectual labour. Copyright is not a right subject to the registration. Rights on intellectual and artistic works are originated with the production […]

New era of bilaterally negotiated power purchase agreements

As a direct consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent measures implemented by the Romanian State, the economic growth process has experienced a short to medium term slowdown, impacting the labor market and subsequently household income.

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London Stock Exchange

Defeat for Burford in market manipulation case against LSE

Burford has lost its case against the London Stock Exchange, with a High Court judge dismissing claims of market manipulation. Burford went head to head with the LSE in a High Court application on earlier this year in an attempt to force the stock exchange to reveal the identity of traders. Burford blames it for […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields set to delay leadership elections due to pandemic disruption

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is delaying the start of its leadership elections, The Lawyer understands, due to disruption brought about by the coronavirus crisis. The magic circle firm is looking to push back the start times for its managing and senior partner race to September and October. The previous timeline would have seen nominations announced in […]

The insurance big beasts in line for the post-virus litigation wave

The discussions over force majeure are currently theoretical, but in practice the pandemic will provoke a spike in insurance litigation. Insurance companies will need the big guns, but their choices are limited thanks to consolidation. Today the market is dominated by three firms which house some of the busiest litigators in the market: Clyde & […]

Mayer Brown adds second magic circle partner in a month

Following swiftly on from the hire of Allen & Overy’s Trevor Borthwick last month, Mayer Brown has targeted the magic circle again by bringing in a real estate partner from Linklaters. Mayer Brown has hired Simon Price, who has been in Linklaters’ real estate practice since 2015. He is the co-leader of the global funds and […]

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