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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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The Lawyer is holding its fourth annual chambers management seminar this month to tackle the raft of difficult issues facing the Bar today. “It will be a very hands-on workshop looking at how chambers should best align themselves in the face of current market forces and Government restrictions,” says Chris Owen, senior clerk at 9 […]

Blakes toasts Inzani

South-East firm Blake Lapthorn is setting up a specialist liquor licensing department in its London office by poaching a partner specialising in the niche area. Partner Lisa Inzani has joined Blake Lapthorn from the London office of 13-partner firm Bates and Partners. A spokeswoman for Blake Lapthorn says: “She has been appointed to establish and […]

In brief: Central Law Group

Central Law Group (CLG) has been bought by legal publisher Wilmington Group – owner of the Waterlows directory – for £25m. The management of CLG, which trades as Central Law Training and is based in Sutton Coldfield and Glasgow, will remain on the board.

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