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Romania: Cybersecurity – Call for action for major companies in critical sectors

By Daniele Iàcona, Costin Sandu The first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity is expected to be transposed into Romanian law anytime now, bringing into play enhanced system security obligations for major companies in certain sectors, as well as fines of up to 5 % of non-compliant companies’ turnover. Romania is on its way to finalising the second […]

Hungary: HCA publishes digital consumer protection strategy

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age. The paper subtly indicates that the HCA will continue to follow the European Commission’s guidance in this regard. The paper highlights the measures which the HCA deems necessary to protect consumers and keep […]

Take nothing for granted – legal privilege and internal investigations

By Nick Williams, Rebecca McNulty The subject of legal professional privilege has been back in the spotlight recently, with the English Court of Appeal decision in SFO v. ENRC substantially reversing the original High Court decision. This stops – at least for now – the erosion of a fundamental legal principle: that a person can seek legal […]

Russia: An important message about geographical indications

By David Aylen, Elizaveta Osipchuk On July 27, 2018, the Russian State Duma passed first reading of a draft bill entitled “On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (on geographical indications)” (the Bill). As a part of the general legislative process, a bill has to undergo three readings at the Russian […]

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Norton Rose has advised HSBC Investment Bank as sponsor and broker to Liontrust Asset Management which has applied for admission to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange and the placing of 9.7 million ordinary shares at 115 pence per share. Corporate finance partner Mark Lloyd Williams led the team which advised HSBC. Tim […]

Collyer-Bristow settles dispute

A senior solicitor has received u10,000 from Collyer-Bristow in settlement of a claim for unfair dismissal. The case was settled on the eve of an employment tribunal due to start last week. Barrie Barker, who joined the firm’s litigation department at the beginning of 1997, was dismissed in January this year after being told his […]

Financings

Norton Rose has advised HSBC Investment Bank as sponsor and broker to Liontrust Asset Management which has applied for admission to the Official List of the London Stock Exchange and the placing of 9.7 million ordinary shares at 115 pence per share. Corporate finance partner Mark Lloyd Williams led the team which advised HSBC. Tim […]

Jarvis Hotels' company secretary steps down

A partner at a niche law firm has quit his dual role as company secretary of Jarvis Hotels after securing deals worth millions for the leisure group. Barry Vintner, founder partner of Worfdell & Vintner – a boutique practice specialising in the hotel sector, will however continue in his role as external general counsel to […]

US firms feel the urge to merge

Rogers & Wells and Clifford Chance are well on the way to merging, while Thelen Reid & Priest has publicly declared its intention to do so (The Lawyer, 2 August). US and UK firms are engaged in the serious business of wooing one another as transatlantic tie-ups now become a necessity for many instead of […]

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