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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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Eversheds to become Accenture’s ‘apostle’

Eversheds has begun rolling out its support services outsourcing deal, sending procurement work to Accenture in Milton Keynes. The arrangement is the result of a seven-year agreement, which will also see Eversheds outsource HR, administration, accounting and business processes over the next 12 months. The vast majority of the work will be offshored to India, meaning that almost […]

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What do the following have in common: hair dye; lacy knickers; breath freshener; and alcohol? Well, besides being the key ingredients for a good night out in Southend, they’re also the items to avoid if you’re buying a Secret Santa present this year. Who says so? The killjoys over at Lewis Hymanson Small say so, […]

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Lambeth lawyers gear up for Big Society revolution

Legal department reacts to cuts head-on with mutualisation plans Labour-controlled London Borough of Lambeth is embracing the coalition Government’s ’Big Society’ agenda by localising public services as local government spending is slashed in half over the next four years. Lambeth is to publish consultation findings on how it can adopt a “mixed-market approach to service […]

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