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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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Mofo wraps up two life sciences buys

The London office of Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has taken advantage of the M&A boom in life sciences, signing off two deals in one week. The firm acted for the buyer in one deal and the seller in the other. MoFo corporate partner James Gubbins advised Oxford BioMedica on its purchase of Oxxon Therapeutics, while […]

Law Soc lends weight to Nigeria human rights pro bono scheme

The Law Society has been working on a project to promote pro bono legal services to Nigerian state governments. The three-year, E1.25m (£845,000) Nigeria Law Project is based around the concept of a court duty solicitor scheme. It was initiated in 1999 via a partnership between the Law Society and the Legal Defence and Assistance […]

Fire forces CC to evacuate Moscow office

Clifford Chance has been forced to take up alternative accommodation in Moscow due to its office building catching fire. While nobody was injured and the Clifford Chance office itself remained undamaged by the fire, which took place last Friday (6 April), the firm’s office was affected by water damage to the fabric of the building. […]

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Staying with Freshfields, Tulkinghorn hopes for Iona’s sake that Sullivan’s London office is as well stocked with goodies as her former home appears to be. A conversation with a current Freshfields partner revealed that the firm has its own mini NHS down at Fleet Street, with on-site doctors, nurses, dentists and physios. “Not out of […]

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