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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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Takeover rivals enlist US firms for oil battle

French oil rivals Elf Aquitaine and TotalFina.Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has martialled 18 lawyers from its Paris, NewYork, London and Washington offices to represent TotalFina in a hostiletakeover euro42bn (approx u28bn) bid for Elf made on 5 July.Now Elf has enlisted Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen &Hamilton to muster a combined team […]

Case of the week

Squatter Timothy Ellis now owns the u200,000 Brixton council house he hasoccupied for 16 years, to the outrage of local residents who, unlike Ellis,have been faithfully paying council tax and rent. Ellis is sitting on asmall fortune owing to soaring house prices in London – local estate agentspredict the property could be worth up to […]

In brief: Linklaters

Linklaters’ Belgian alliance member De Bandt van Hecke & Legae and Luxembourg firm Loesch & Wolter have officially merged, first revealed by The Lawyer (31 May). The Luxembourg bar is discussing details of how the newly merged firm will operate within the country’s restrictive legal market

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Linda Tsang tracks the careers of five rising stars at the Bar and findsout why their instructing solicitors rate them.Laurie FransmanTwo Garden CourtCalled to the Bar: 1979Professional achievements/associations:Co-founder and first chair of the Immigration Law PractitionersAssociation, now executive member. Publications include British NationalityLaw and the 1981 Act (1982) and Fransman’s British Nationality Law (1989).Has lectured […]

CC names executive committee

The appointments to Clifford Chance’s new global executive committee havebeen finalised, The Lawyer can reveal.As Rogers & Wells managing partner Larry Cranch revealed to The Lawyerlast week, two of the global practices will be headed by partners from theUS firm. Head of the litigation practice group will be James Benedict,while Bob King will take charge […]

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