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CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin – September/October 2020

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr’s multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, antitrust, and unfair competition in the region. Merger Control Antitrust – Cartel Prohibition Antitrust – Abuse of Dominance Unfair Competition Sector enquiries, legislation and guidance

ESMA publishes a report on funds’ resilience to future shocks

On 12 November 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report presenting its analysis and conclusions on the readiness of certain investment funds that have significant exposure to corporate debt and real estate assets to potential future adverse shocks, as well as five priority action areas which would contribute to their future […]



Deloitte Legal wanted tech heft – it bought a law firm

When Deloitte Legal head Michael Castle and Kemp Little chief Andrew Joint met in May 2019, it was the result of shared friendships, mutual clients and industry forces colliding. The Big Four firm’s acquisition of 86 lawyers from Kemp Little, including 29 partners, is its most significant move since announcing plans to expand in the […]

Taylor Wessing lands partner duo from BCLP

Taylor Wessing has hired a two-partner private wealth team from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. The team includes the co-leader of the private client team Damian Bloom and partner Simon Phelps. Bloom has been a partner at BCLP since 2005. As part of his practice, he advises individuals and high net worth families on tax and […]


Addleshaws and KPMG take spots on Deloitte Legal’s Kemp Little deal

Addleshaw Goddard and KPMG led on the negotiations that resulted in the purchase of IT-focused firm Kemp Little by Deloitte Legal. Deloitte Legal was advised by its in-house corporate development team and by a team from Addleshaw Goddard led by professional practices partner Aster Crawshaw. Kemp Little was advised by KPMG, commercial-focused law firm Hierons Law […]

Former Liverpool footballer wins damages after WADA defamation claim

The World Anti-Doping Agency, represented by Blackstone Chambers and Covington & Burling, has apologised to former Liverpool footballer Mamadou Sakho after he brought a defamation claim against the body. The centre-back Sakho, who currently plays for Crystal Palace, had brought a negligence and defamation claim against WADA. Sakho was charged by UEFA with an anti-doping […]

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