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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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Franklin adds four-strong Paris competition team from Bird & Bird

French firm Franklin has hired a partner from Bird & Bird’s Paris office to develop a new competition and distribution practice. Julie Catala Marty joins Franklin to head up the team, alongside one associate and two trainees from Bird & Bird. Another associate is joining from Vogel & Vogel. Catala Marty was previously a partner […]

Boris Johnson: Lawyers are amazing. Here’s why

Boris Johnson put London and the rule of law squarely at the heart of the world’s legal market yesterday in his keynote speech at the Global Law Summit (GLS). While cracking jokes. Obviously. [continues] Also at the Global Law Summit this week: Global Law Summit kicks off in London with focus on rule of law […]

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Quinn Emanuel reports 33 per cent increase in London revenue for 2014

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has reported a 33 per cent bounceback in London office revenue for 2014, with turnover rising to £26.2m from £19.8m in 2013. The increase in revenue follows a 28 per cent drop in turnover between 2012 and 2013 (5 March 2014). In 2012 Quinn Emanuel recorded London turnover of £27.5m […]

Global Law Summit day 3: From human rights to shareholder activism

There were an eclectic bunch of hot topics on the agenda on the closing day of the Global Law Summit, ranging from human rights to bribery and shareholder activism.  The ensuing debates did not disappoint, touching on some of the legal market’s most pressing issues. A panel on business and human rights was chaired by […]

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