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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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Lawyers to probe law on clawing back NHS costs

Lawyers will meet in Nottingham on Friday to discuss taking test cases against those who cause accidents, to ensure they pay for their victims’ National Health Service medical costs. Organised by East Anglia University Personal Injury and Medical Law Centre director Frederick Holding, the meeting of about 20 lawyers will examine whether existing legislation allows […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 17/12/96

David Lawrence Kelly, 51, admitted 1970, practised on own account at Warrington, Cheshire, successful in application for indefinite suspension, imposed in September 1995, to be lifted. Suspension followed substantiation of allegations that Kelly practised without current practising certificate for type of practice he was running, practised in breach of condition imposed on his practising certificate, […]

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Many solicitors reading the comments of Paul Boateng regarding pro bono work will feel very offended (The Lawyer 10 December) . A large number of high street solicitors carry out a lot of such work in their local communities, and many assist clients either for no fee or a fee that is very nominal. The […]

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New York-based international firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has appointed Asian capital markets expert Anthony Root as a partner in its 12-strong Hong Kong office. Root, previously a founding partner at US rival Rogers & Wells’ Hong Kong office, declined to say whether or not he was headhunted for the post. He said: “I […]

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