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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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Metro Bank kicks off review of lending and securities panel

Metro Bank general counsel Sally-Ann James has kicked off a review of the bank’s biennial lending and securities panel, which is set to finalise next month. This is Metro Bank’s first review of its lending and securities panel since the panel was established in December 2012. It is understood that the bank intends to select […]

Ogier announces appointment of business and trust law partner Matthew Shaxson

Ogier is expanding in Jersey with the recruitment of partner Matthew Shaxson from Mourant Ozannes. He joins the business and trust law team, bringing with him extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector, including working with Ogier on the management buyout of its fiduciary business. Other notable deals where Shaxson has been […]

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Global Litigation Top 50 targets investigations

Heads up: the research for this year’s The Lawyer Global Litigation Top 50, which ranks the world’s largest litigation practices by revenue, is just about to get under way. This annual report into a market dominated by US firms details the moves made by disputes practices – and the leading in-house teams – in one […]

Eversheds bolsters tax team with appointment of new London tax head

Eversheds has appointed established funds and real-estate tax lawyer Cathryn Vanderspar as the new head of its London tax team. Vanderspar joins the firm from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she has been a tax partner for more than 16 years. Her experience covers unauthorised and authorised funds and listed vehicles (including REITs) across the various asset classes, including […]

Arendt & Medernach founding partner becomes IIFA board member

Claude Kremer, one of the founding partners of Arendt & Medernach, was elected to the board of directors of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) at its annual meeting in Canberra on 21 October 2014. According to the law firm, Kremer has dedicated his professional life to investment funds and is one of the top […]

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