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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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Osborne Clarke advises on Carphone Warehouse buy Osborne Clarke scooped a role advising Carphone Warehouse on its £154m acquisition of OneTel, closing the deal in just 10 days. The mobile phone retailer bought the fixed-line telecoms business from Centrica. The deal includes an initial price of £132m, with a further £22m depending on new customers signing through the British Gas network. The purchase more than doubles Carphone Warehouse’s residential telephone customer base and makes it the UK’s third-largest supplier of fixed-line telephone services. Ashurst represented Centrica.

Lawyers desert Dorsey for being too tough at the top

Dorsey & Whitney is not having a happy time in London. A fractious 2005 ended with its hugely successful tax litigation team splitting in half when barrister Simon Airey and a team of three associates quit for DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. It was a typically audacious move by DLA Piper, which secured the group’s […]

2-3 Gray’s Inn hires Shell in-houser as chambers director

2-3 Gray’s Inn Square has appointed the practice manager of Shell’s in-house legal department as its new chambers director. Lynne Orsborn joined the set on Monday (9 January) after over four years at Shell, where she managed the legal department. Orsborn previously held similar roles at a number of City law firms including Nabarro Nathanson. […]

Clydes boosts aviation finance with Freshfields hire

Clyde & Co is strengthening its aviation finance team with the hire of a senior Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer. Siva Subramaniam, formerly a senior associate at Freshfields, joins Clydes as a partner. The appointment comes six months after Clydes merged with aviation boutique Beaumont & Son. Subramanium’s hire brings the number of aviation-focused partners to […]

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Manchester’s Pannone & Partners, a fixture on The Sunday Times’ annual list of great places to work, has long promoted itself as such. And the firm certainly appears to be taking the title to heart. When Tulkinghorn visited its offices the other week, he found himself tripping over what appeared to be a whole nursery […]

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