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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 […]

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 […]

Insurance & Reinsurance 2018: issues facing lawyers and clients today

Have there been any major changes or developments in your jurisdiction over the past 12–18 months? How have these impacted your practice? In August 2016, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) issued the Insurance Manager Code of Conduct requiring insurance managers to follow a set of procedures when carrying out their functions. In September 2017, the […]

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius has been left with just three partners in Paris after a raid by Gide Loyrette Nouel, which has taken a team of 19 lawyers, including nine partners. The team includes Paris managing partner Anne Tolila and partner Jean Leygonie, who were both part of the team that left De Pardieu Brocas […]

Eversheds’ Michael Conroy Harris comments on latest UK construction output numbers

Michael Conroy Harris, construction expert at global law firm Eversheds, has commented on the latest UK construction output numbers. Harris said: ‘Analysts are anticipating the latest construction numbers with increasing gusto of late, with each fraction of a percentage point being scrutinised to try and divine wider trends. ‘These figures underscore that the industry is […]

So long to sub-sale relief?

For years, sub-sale relief has allowed many to minimise double charges to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), and for others it has offered a convenient way to make substantial SDLT savings on transactions that in all other guises would be tantamount to a tax avoidance scheme. With this latter group in mind, changes have been […]

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A&O first magic circle firm to lay out LLP accounts

Allen & Overy (A&O) is the first of the magic circle firms to release its limited-liability partnership (LLP) accounts, revealing that the firm’s highest-paid partner took home £1.57m at the 2012/13 year-end. The figure, stated in accounts filed today (11 October) at Companies House, compares to 2011/12’s highest earner taking home £1.6m – a slight […]

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