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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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Irwin Mitchell strategic client relationships chief executive Joe Simpson is to retire after more than 30 years with the firm. Simpson has been insrumental in the firm’s development, having devised some of it’s key commodity law relationships. Among those were RAC, the Automobile Association (5 November 2007) and the Telegraph Media Group (22 March 2010). […]

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Bakers seals merger with UAE firm Habib Al Mulla & Co

Baker & McKenzie is to merge with United Arab Emirates law firm Habib Al Mulla & Co. The merged UAE entity, due to go live in July, will be known as Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla and will be led by name partner Habib Al Mulla and Bakers Gulf managing partner Borys Dackiw. Three […]

Karanovic & Nikolic set to hold essay competition for Belgrade law students

Karanovic & Nikolic has announced that its Belgrade office will hold an essay competition for final-year law students of the University of Belgrade Law Faculty. Participants will be asked to prepare an essay on a subject related to commercial law and the winner will be awarded a summer internship at the firm’s Belgrade office.

Lawrence Graham loses real estate lit chief to A&O

Lawrence Graham partner Jane Fox-Edwards has quit the firm to join Allen & Overy (A&O) as head of its property litigation group. Fox-Edwards leaves the firm after 23 years and is succeeded by real estate partner Carole Peet. Fox-Edwards will join A&O as a consultant to lead a five-strong team and will sit within the […]

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Job watch: Family law

As practice areas go, they don’t get much more emotionally demanding than family law. Unfortunately, it generally does not pay as well as corporate or banking. This fact of life tends to mean there is often a scarcity of the highest quality candidates. As Philip Jennings, a senior consultant at JLegal, puts it, “Due to […]

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