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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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Dentons managing partner steps down

Denton Wilde Sapte France managing partner Jacques Salés is to return to full-time fee-earning after 27 years in a management role. Tax and structured finance head Dominique Derveaux will replace Salés today (17 November). Salés will remain at the top of lockstep until 65, the retirement age, but hopes to continue at the firm past […]

Weil Gotshal securitisation partner quits the law

Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office is losing one of its three securitisation partners. Christian Smith is moving to Spain, but will not be joining another law firm on his arrival. He is moving for lifestyle reasons. Smith’s departure will leave the London securitisation group with head Jacky Kelly and partner Steven Ong, who was […]

EDITORIAL: Who pays for the courts’ facelift?

“Third world” and “a public disgrace” were some of the harsh – but fair – descriptions used by lawyers about the Commercial Court when The Lawyer polled their views last year. Few in the legal community would begrudge a long overdue facelift for a court that handles multimillion-pound disputes between global corporations but resides in […]

Lord Mayor pledges to fight for open international market

The new Lord Mayor of London, Robert Finch, is launching a campaign to open up closed legal markets, such as South Korea, to international lawyers. Finch, a Linklaters property partner who took up office this month, told The Lawyer: “The area in which I’m going to be a champion is to make sure we get […]

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