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Clifford Chance to pull out of Hungary

Jul 2, 2009 Clifford Chance spins off its Hungarian office. Budapest managing partner Péter Lakatos will run the spin-off firm, which will launch at the end of July and will be called Lakatos Köves & Partners.

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Linklaters may ditch Eastern European offices

Apr 28, 2008 It is a worrying time for lawyers in Linklaters' Eastern European offices as reports emerge that the firm is considering shutting them down. According to RollOnFriday that the firm has decided to tighten its belt, and…

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EU starts legal action against Hungary's lex MOL

Nov 14, 2007 EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has opened legal action against Hungary over the country's so-called Lex MOL law, the bloc's executive European Commission said on Tuesday. "The European Commission has…

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Freshfields loses Budapest office

Oct 18, 2007 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s five-partner Budapest office has claimed its independence from the magic circle firm. The Budapest office, which Freshfields opened in 1989, will launch as an independent firm known as…

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Hungary okays "Lex-MOL" despite EU criticism

Oct 9, 2007 Hungary's parliament on Monday approved a law which many investors say is designed to protect oil company MOL from being taken over by Austria's OMV and which has been criticised by the European Union. Media reports have…

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