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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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It was only a 45-second outburst – and what was really said may never be established conclusively. But when a former government chief whip robustly expressed his views about cycling and closed gates to Downing Street coppers, he set in train events that led to a recent landmark decision in the Court of Appeal that […]

Shared UK parental leave will need careful management, says Williams of Eversheds

Audrey Williams, partner at Eversheds, has said that shared parental leave will require careful management by employers and employees. Williams said that there had been mixed reaction to the government’s announcement on shared parental leave, with some business representatives raising concerns about the complexity of the proposals. She said: ‘The ability for parents to share […]

Walker Morris helps Estuary TV to become first local digital terrestrial TV station

Media lawyers at Walker Morris have helped Estuary TV to be the very first station to be launched under the new framework for local digital terrestrial television, announced in 2010 by the government. Estuary TV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Grimsby Institute Group, commenced broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 on 26 November from its three TV […]

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Pinsent Masons eyes Australia launch

Pinsent Masons has appointed Maddocks chief executive David Rennick to lead a review of growth opportunities in Australia. As a partner and board member at Maddocks Rennick has taken a lead role in the growth and development of the firm in Melbourne and Sydney. He will join Pinsents as a consultant in the new year. […]

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Costs clarity is the way forward for arbitration An engineer changed my approach to arbitration. I was acting for a party and asked him for an expert report. He wanted to know first the limits of cost and time. He’d complete the work to whatever level of sophistication was possible within those parameters. That may […]

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