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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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A team of lawyers from Slaughter and May has successfully convinced the OFT to halve a price-fixing fine imposed on British Airways (BA). A five-year investigation concluded today with the OFT announcing that BA would be fined £58.5m for engaging in anti-competitive practices with Virgin Atlantic Airways between 2004 and 2006. In 2007, under an […]

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Mediation veteran faces uphill battle in Halliwells-BDO £20m windfall negotiations The Halliwells reverse premium was possibly one of the most unfortunate and highly criticised decisions ever made by law firm management, and it will be a test to see if the matter can be settled in mediation proceedings that take place later this month. For […]

Taylor Hampton advises as NightJack launches action against The Times

Taylor Hampton partner Mark Lewis and consultant Patrick Daulby are representing hacked NightJack blogger Detective Constable Richard Horton in legal action against The Times. The Lawyer understands Horton, who works for Lancashire Police, has filed a legal claim against the publisher of the newspaper after a reporter illegally accessed his email account to reveal his […]

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M­­oves: 16 April 2012

Bond Pearce has hired a Clyde & Co partner, boosting its insurance professional risks team in London. Move of the week Simon Gildener joins Bond Pearce as a partner in its London office from Clydes, where he was a partner in the international professional and financial lines practice group. Gildener joined Clydes from Howden Insurance […]

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Hogan Lovells signs association with Indonesian firm

Hogan Lovells has entered into an association with Indonesian law firm Hermawan Juniarto, in a bid to strengthen its presence in the emerging South-East Asian market. In recent years, Hogan Lovells has experienced an increase in the number of Indonesia-related matters it is advising on, particularly in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors.  In […]

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