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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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Five HUNDRED corporate counsel and private commercial lawyers are to gather in Monte Carlo later this year to exchange ideas and develop contacts as part of a major new initiative being staged by The Lawyer. The event Legal Monte Carlo ’98 will lead to the establishment of a think-tank for corporate counsel, a forum to […]

TJG hiring builds on firm's IP plans

Taylor Joynson Garrett’s (TJG) plan to concentrate on intellectual property, telecoms and corporate work has continued to fall into place with the hiring of IP partner Mark Hodgson. Hodgson joins TJG on 1 May after 13 years at Simmons & Simmons. TJG has been ranked slightly below Simmons & simmons in the patent IP work […]

In brief: Litigators appoint Hugh Elder president

The London Solicitors Litigation Association appointed London firm Gordon Dadds partner Hugh Elder as its president, replacing Beachcroft Stanleys partner Richard Evans, at its AGM last month. Kingsley Napley partner Richard Fox was re-elected honorary secretary and Clifford Chance partner Simon Davis was elected honorary treasurer.

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