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Rule changes affecting licence exempt supplies of electricity

By Stuart Urquhart Part 1: Electricity network charges and private wire supplies There has been a raft of recent announcements relating to aspects of energy regulation, many of them not entirely positive for developers of renewable energy projects.  This includes:- Ofgem’s consultation of 28 November proposing the removal of “embedded benefits” relating to balancing services use of system […]

Hungary: Tricks and Traps of Electronic Communication

By Kinga Hetényi, Alexandra Bognár We have seen continuous development over the past few years in the means of communication with the judiciary as well as central and local administrative bodies. But there are pitfalls one should be careful to avoid. The basics of electronic administration Electronic administration allows users to communicate efficiently with courts, authorities and […]

Don’t jump the gun! Mergers may be caught in the Romanian Competition Council’s crossfire

By Mona Banu, Cristiana Manea Gun jumping refers to premature enforcement of a merger before obtaining clearance from the competition authority. While most companies are aware of this interdiction, it can be difficult to balance the scope of the competition standstill obligation during the pre-closing period and the measures taken by the acquiring company to protect the […]

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Weightmans captures RAC lawyer

Weightmans has recruited head of legal services Bavita Rai from the RAC to become the firm’s first-ever head of litigation operations. Rai joins Weightmans as a partner. Weightmans managing partner Patrick Gaul said: “Bavita has the right skills. She’s worked in commerce and has experience in this industry. She’s also a very personable individual.” The […]

Dundas & Wilson brings in barrister

Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson has hired barrister Hamish Lal from 4 New Square. Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson has hired barrister Hamish Lal from 4 New Square. Lal joins as a partner in the construction and engineering department, which is based in London, and brings the number of lawyers to 33 in the group. […]

DLA Piper departures force UK commercial and projects rejig

DLA Piper has restructured its UK commercial and projects practice, disbanding the group as three partners leave the firm. The firm has split the practice into the banking group and the technology and media group. The banking and finance group will now be renamed as the finance and projects group, while technology, media and communications […]

Sex blackmail judges suspended as investigation launched

The Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice have suspended the immigration judges at the centre of a sex blackmail case involving a Brazilian cleaner while the Office for Judicial Complaints carries out a preliminary investigation. A statement said: “The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice strongly believe that the public must have confidence in […]

Nortel hires Emea compliance chief

Canadian telecommunications company Nortel has raided Siemens for its director of compliance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea). Nortel has appointed Sally March, who was head of legal at Siemens Business Services Media (SBSM), for the new position. March said: “The compliance role didn’t exist here before. I was attracted by the chance […]

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