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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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In brief: Firms pull off largest UK pre-let deal

Three law firms have completed what is believed to be the largest UK single office letting before construction. The pre-let transaction involved the acquisition and financing of Milton and Shire Houses in the City’s Silk Street, and the pre-let of the majority of the forthcoming development to Linklaters & Paines for its new international headquarters. […]

In brief: Knightsbridge Crown Court to be sold

The Lord Chancellor is to sell the old Knightsbridge Crown Court complex located at 1 Hans Crescent. The court has been sitting in Southwark since the closure of the Knightsbridge building last year.

Trowers upgrades

Lincoln’s Inn firm Trowers & Hamlins is spending u250,000 on its computer system upgrade, including hardware and software from Norwel. The hardware includes a Data General Aviion 8500 and Clariion disk array, providing mass storage for the 43-partner firm.

Players on the international scene

One of the world’s oldest lawyers has died aged 97, only two months after celebrating his 75th year in practice. Bernard Nath, a senior partner at Chicago firm Sonnenschein, was still clocking up a significant number of weekly billable hours right up until his death on 18 September. He joined the firm in 1921, 15 […]

TSG survey shows debt and security worries

A NEW survey carried out by the Trainee Solicitors’ Group shows job security, student debt and quality of training are the three issues most prominent in the minds of young lawyers. Findings of the study, to be released at the TSG annual conference next month, show law students are averaging debts of up to u10,000 […]

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