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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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Communication skills for lawyers: digital fatigue strikes in lockdown Zoom world

In 1986 something happened to television in the UK. It went from being a regulated daily dose, interspersed with frequent ‘trade test cards’ to being a 24-hour broadcasting affair. Around the same time mothers would frequently rebuke children for soaking up all that extra TV with the beration-come-warning that they would end up with “square […]

Two hires in one day: EY lands latest recruit for NewLaw push

The former chief executive officer of DWF‘s managed services business has been hired by EY Law, one year after he departed the listed firm. Anup Kollanethu will take on a role as strategic advisor for the legal arm of the accountancy firm, especially when it comes to its managed services offering. Kollanethu spent only one […]

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Reed Smith builds in competition with Ashurst recruit

Reed Smith is boosting its London corporate practice with a partner hire from Ashurst, its first City lateral in several months. The US firm has taken on partner Ross Mackenzie, until now a longtime antitrust partner at the UK rival. The competition law specialist has been at Ashurst for 20 years. Since the early 2000s, […]

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Over three-quarters of Gowling WLG move to reduced working hours

Over three-quarters of Gowling WLG’s workforce are to temporarily reduce their working hours until October, after the firm decided to set up new arrangements earlier month. The firm said 80 per cent of people are temporarily reducing hours, with subsequent cuts in pay of up to 20 per cent. This was part of the flexible […]

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Clifford Chance extends associate career break initiative to US

Clifford Chance is looking to expand a scheme that offers two months of unpaid leave to associates, after a trial run was completed in the 2019/20 financial year. The scheme, named Clifford Chance Choice, was launched in March 2019 as a catalyst for new initiatives and projects aimed at adapting traditional work structures to accomodate […]

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