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Romania: Cybersecurity – Call for action for major companies in critical sectors

By Daniele Iàcona, Costin Sandu The first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity is expected to be transposed into Romanian law anytime now, bringing into play enhanced system security obligations for major companies in certain sectors, as well as fines of up to 5 % of non-compliant companies’ turnover. Romania is on its way to finalising the second […]

Hungary: HCA publishes digital consumer protection strategy

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age. The paper subtly indicates that the HCA will continue to follow the European Commission’s guidance in this regard. The paper highlights the measures which the HCA deems necessary to protect consumers and keep […]

Take nothing for granted – legal privilege and internal investigations

By Nick Williams, Rebecca McNulty The subject of legal professional privilege has been back in the spotlight recently, with the English Court of Appeal decision in SFO v. ENRC substantially reversing the original High Court decision. This stops – at least for now – the erosion of a fundamental legal principle: that a person can seek legal […]

Russia: An important message about geographical indications

By David Aylen, Elizaveta Osipchuk On July 27, 2018, the Russian State Duma passed first reading of a draft bill entitled “On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (on geographical indications)” (the Bill). As a part of the general legislative process, a bill has to undergo three readings at the Russian […]

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Nabarros boosts property finance team

Nabarro Nathanson is attempting to compete on big-ticket property finance work by taking on an in-house investment banker. Laurence Gergel, also a qualified chartered accountant, is joining the firm from RBC Dominion Securities, the investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, and will arrive later this month to become a director of property finance. […]

A&O takes Nauta Dutilh IP partner

Sven Klos concentrates largely on litigation in respect to patents, copyright law, trade mark law and advertising and media. Commenting on the appointment, Sietze Hepkema, senior partner of Allen & Overy Amsterdam says”The appointment of Sven is not only a testament to A&O’s ability to attract reputed specialists with established reputations, but also a measure […]

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