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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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Herbies’ Silicon Valley trip seals Atmel factory sale

Herbert Smith won work on the sale of a Tyneside factory after a trip to Silicon Valley with alliance partners Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe. Partner Christopher Rees said the three firms’ collective technology, media and telecoms (TMT) M&A group made the trip last summer, and Herbert Smith won the role from Atmel Corporation, which is […]

Aussie firm Slater makes sixth post-float acquisition

Australian firm Slater & Gordon has made its sixth acquisition since becoming the world’s first law firm to float on a stock exchange. The firm has secured the personal injury and professional negligence practice areas of Quinn & Scattini Lawyers. The deal, which is subject to formal documentation and due diligence, confirms Slater’s aggressive assault […]

Davis Polk shows global spirit

The most significant development is that, for the first time, the elite New York firm has appointed a London-based partner, Tom Reid, as chair of its international committee. London chief made first global committee chair The most significant development is that, for the first time, the elite New York firm has appointed a London-based partner, […]

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