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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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By Peter Shave The Pensions Regulator issued a statement on 25 October 2013 warning against ‘double counting’ in defined-benefit pension schemes. The Regulator is apparently dealing with a number of cases where section 75 debts on the one hand and regular contributions otherwise due on the other have been offset against each other. The Regulator […]

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Dentons has boosted its presence in Istanbul with the hire of six lawyers and three economists specialising in competition. Şahin Ardıyok joins Dentons’ local associate firm Balcioğlu Selçuk Akman Keki (Baseak) as a partner from consultancy firm ACTECON, bringing with him five lawyers and three economists.  Ardıyok represents the Turkish state at the International Chamber of Commerce’s […]

Charity Commission issues revised public benefit guidance

On 16 September 2013, the Charity Commission published its revised public benefit guidance for all charities. The guidance was previously contained in a single document called ‘Charities and Public Benefit’ together with supplementary guidance on ‘Public Benefit and Fee-charging’. The Charity Commission withdrew parts of this guidance in December 2011, following the decision of the […]

Stricter sanctions for the distribution of food supplements in Germany

On 30 October 2013, the third ordinance amending the fruit juice and soft drink regulation and other foodstuff-related provisions was published in the Federal Law Gazette (BGBl I no. 64 of 30 October 2013, page 3,889). This ordinance came into force on 31 October 2013 with immediate effect. The third amending ordinance did not only […]

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