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Slaughter and May has advised Centrica plc on the sale of its operational Langage and South Humber Bank combined cycle gas turbine power stations with a combined capacity of 2.3GW to a subsidiary of Energeticky a prumyslovy holding, a. s. for GBP 318 million in cash (subject to customary working capital and other completion adjustments).

The Corporations Act provides that the venue, date and time of a general meeting must be set in such a manner that shareholders’ rights to attend (and vote) are not unreasonably limited. Would this statutory requirement be met if the general meeting were held in a foreign country? If so, under what circumstances?

In The Corner Office we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. The question this time around: Is your personal practice more or less the one you anticipated when you finished law school, or did it change somehow in the interim?

I keep hearing that local offices of international firms have been dominating the CEE legal market. Journalists covering the market look at the corporate, finance, and litigation league tables for the region, notice that international firms occupy more places than would be typical in Western Europe, and report a story of global brand domination. I am almost certainly biased, but I see things differently.

Dvorak Hager & Partners has successfully represented a member of the Expandia group in arbitration proceedings before the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic against an unnamed "leading Czech construction company."

BPV Braun Partners in Prague has announced that firm attorney Gabriela Jirakova has recently become a certified GDPR professional and is able to perform the office of external data protection officer for clients of the firm.

The 2017 CEE Legal Matters General Summit took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw on June 1-2, 2017, once again bringing together well over a hundred General Counsel and Heads of Legal from across Central and Eastern Europe for two full days (and one entertaining evening) of seminars, panel discussions, best practices review, and networking. This year’s event — the third annual, following the 2015 GC Summit in Budapest and the 2016 GC Summit in Istanbul — was the biggest and most successful yet.

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