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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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As our analysis this week shows, there are very few who still hold up the secret soundings system as an example of the way a modern society should appoint its highest legal figures. The Bar Council admits that the system needs to change preferring an advisory committee made up of judges and senior lawyers. Pressure […]

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Shearman & Sterling’s Paris office has poached 13 lawyers from rival firm Simeon & Associes for its M&A group. The haul includes three partners, Jacques Epstein, Cyrille Niedzielski and Jacques Wantz; European counsel Bernard Carrez, and nine associates. The exodus leaves five partners in Simeon’s M&A department. Emmanuel Gaillard, managing partner at Shearman & Sterling’s […]

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Field Fisher Waterhouse has poached a leading lawyer from Richards Butler as a partner to head its Anglo-French group. Marie-Caroline Frochot is qualified in English and French law and helped found the French desk at Richards Butler, where she has worked for 10 years. She is taking all her clients with her to Field Fisher […]

Lovells' new firm shaped on original

The firm created out of Lovell White Durrant and Boesebeck Droste’s merger will adopt the UK firm’s existing management structure, The Lawyer can reveal. Senior partner Andrew Walker says: “The management structure [we are adopting] already exists in broad terms in Lovell White Durrant. Boesebeck Droste had a three-man committee and that was all they […]

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