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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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Hogan takes a lead role in restructuring Afghani law

Community action and pro bono Hogan & Hartson is spearheading a project to draw up commercial contract legislation for Afghanistan. In total the project involves over 100 lawyers and in addition to Hogan involves lawyers from Allen & Overy and Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton and is being coordinated by Afghan Dechert lawyer Marium Nawabi. […]

Putting the public back into the PPP market

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Skadden, Mayer Brown wait on Clinton to pay up

Even former presidents have trouble paying their legal bills, as Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have discovered. The two firms, along with Washington DC-based Williams & Connolly and Arkansas firm Wright Lindsey & Jennings, were owed up to $6.5m (£3.9m) by Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton following […]

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