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New Act on the Control of Investments Detrimental to the Interests of Hungarian National Security

The Hungarian Government recently adopted Act no. LVII of 2018 on the Control of Investments Detrimental to the Interests of Hungarian National Security (the “Act”). Previously we wrote about a similar legislative proposal which aimed at establishing a similar control mechanism. However, the Act has a more sophisticated approach on the control and approval procedure […]

Health and safety at work in Romania: What companies need to know

Failure to take or observe the mandatory measures for health and safety at work may entail, among other types of liability (e.g. civil, administrative), potential criminal liability for employers. The Romanian Criminal Code (the “RCC”) provides for two offences which sanction such failure: i) failure to take the mandatory measures for health and safety at […]

Switzerland: Insolvency law, policy and procedure

By Daniel Hayek and Laura Oegerli Statutory framework and substantive law Swiss restructuring and insolvency proceedings are mainly governed by the Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law (DEBA), which entered into force in 1892. A number of other laws and ordinances further regulate special aspects of restructuring and insolvency proceedings, such as specific provisions according to […]

Czech Republic: Office for the Protection of Competition gets tougher

In April 2018 the Office for the Protection of Competition adopted new guidelines on the method of setting fines for competition law infringements,(1) noting that the need for a revision of the previous guidelines had emerged in the wake of developing case law, as well as amendments to the Act on the Protection of Competition. The […]

FOS expansion to SMEs – near-final rules published

By Paul Gair The Financial Conduct Authority yesterday released its policy statement on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper detailing proposals for increasing […]

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SullCrom raids Simmons for white-collar crime star

Sullivan & Cromwell has recruited Simmons & Simmons partner Louise Delahunty in a coup for its white-collar crime practice. Delahunty joins the US firm’s London office in June as a European counsel in the criminal defence and investigations group. Until now the bulk of Sullivan’s lawyers focusing on this area have been based in the […]

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Halliwells buyout helps Gateley post 19 per cent turnover rise

Gateley has posted an 18.7 per cent increase in turnover for the 2010-11 financial year and made up two new partners in its annual round of promotions. The firm’s turnover for the 2010-11 financial year was £58.9m, up from £49.6m in 2009-10. Real estate lawyers Colin Gittus and Andrew Mellor have been promoted to partner. […]

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Hogan Lovells increases trainee pay scales

Hogan Lovells is upping trainee salary bands by £1,000 and allowing junior lawyers to gain a larger pay increase by progressing to the next pay level. In addition, the firm is increasing its newly qualified salary by £1,000, from £60,000 to £61,000. The pay level for first-year trainees has gone up from £37,000 to £38,000, […]

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CoL gives £300k to flagship charity in same year CEO earns £440k

College of Law’s chief executive Nigel Savage earned a greater sum in its last financial year than the course provider donated to its flagship diversity scheme, The Lawyer can reveal. The registered charity donated £300,000 in 2010 to its much-publicised Pathways to Law Programme, which was launched in 2006 with the aim of getting students […]

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