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Recent developments in Kazakhstan on the suspension of the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings

This note discusses recent developments in Kazakhstan on the suspension of the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings. The proposed suspension was introduced to help businesses overcome the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and measures taken to slow it down. Our note is intended to be a helpful guide – it is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice.

Turkey: What is in the Bill on Social Networks?

On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts”. The law is the main piece of legislation covering the dissemination of information on the Internet and until now did not directly cover content on social media. Below is a summary of the main modifications related to Internet companies that the new law introduces.

Serbia: Additional mandatory moratorium on repayment obligations to banks and lessors

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Bank of Serbia adopted two decisions aimed at protecting Serbia’s financial system: the Decision on Temporary Measures for Banks for the Mitigation of Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Aimed at Protecting the Financial System, which applies to banks; and the Decision on Temporary Measures for Leasing Providers for the Mitigation of Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Aimed at Protecting the Stability of the Financial System, which applies to lessors.

Hungary launches the second METÁR tender

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEPURA) launched the second tender procedure of the Hungarian Renewable Energy Support System Scheme (METÁR).

Podcast: Europe’s financial sector now and what the future might look like

Podcast series Asset Yield includes interviews with principal investors, originators, advisors, and funders in the world of non-performing and non-core assets of all classes, bringing you front line market insights. In this episode Denise Hamer, Head of Kinstellar C/SEE Asset Solutions, speaks with Guy Stevens, an independent financial sector consultant.

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On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Keeping expert evidence secret at an inquest

There has rightly been increasing emphasis since the Mid Staffs inquiry and other high media profile investigations, such as Hillsborough, on the responsibility of public bodies to be open and candid in all of their dealings with the Coroner.

Nautica Marine Limited v Trafigura Trading (The Leonidas)

On 28 July 2020 Foxton J handed down judgment in this important case concerning the effect of “subjects” in commercial negotiations, which contains a number of significant points of interest to those negotiating contracts, particularly in the charter market.

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