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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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Stuck in the middle

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Billing probe reveals in-house resentment

An investigation into law firm billing has revealed that in-house counsel are being left in the dark by law firms and are disillusioned with billing methods. An investigation into law firm billing by in-house lobbyist C&I Group and consultants BDO Stoy Hayward has revealed that in-house counsel are being left in the dark by law […]

Rothera Dawson

UK 200 Position: 198= Tu… UK 200 Position: 198= Turnover: £5.0m Revenue per fee-earner: £98,000 Revenue per lawyer: £132,000 Revenue per partner: £294,000 Total number of fee-earners: 51 Total number of qualified lawyers: 38 Total number of partners: 17 Total number of female partners: 5 Total number of staff: 105 Nottingham-based firm Rothera Dowson held […]

Low take up for Which? Football-shirt action

Representative action from consumer group Which? for wronged football-shirt customers has only signed up 130 individuals, The Lawyer understands. Consumer group Which?’s landmark representative action that promised to seek redress for “hundreds of thousands” of wronged football-shirt customers has only signed up 130 individuals, The Lawyer understands. The on-going case sees Which? sue retailer JJB […]

Linklaters raids Freshfields for Düsseldorf launch

Linklaters raids Freshfields for Düsseldorf launch” />Linklaters has carried out a daring raid on Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to open an office in Düsseldorf. Two of Freshfields’ most renowned corporate partners in Germany have moved over to their magic circle rival to open Linklaters’ 31st international office and its fifth German operation, reported local magazine Juve […]

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