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Amendments to the Hungarian Data Protection Act

By Dorottya Gindl The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted legislation with the aim of harmonising the national data protection rules with the rules of the GDPR, and supplementing the national rules in areas not regulated by the GDPR. The Parliament adopted Act XXXVIII of 2018 (“Amendment“) in an extraordinary session and the new regulations entered […]

Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief: What do you need to know?

By Mark Braude A significant and welcome change to the Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) rules was announced in the Finance Bill 2019 last month. It is aimed at shareholders who would otherwise lose their entitlement to ER as a result of being diluted below the 5% required shareholding…

FCA publishes evaluation of Guaranteed Asset Protection intervention

By Alanna Tregear The Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA) said, as part of its 2018/2019 Business Plan, it wished to investigate the effectiveness and impact of its interventions into certain markets and industries. The FCA intends to conduct three pilot evaluations, the first being an evaluation of the FCA’s September 2015 intervention into GAP insurance. […]

Asset management and investment funds update

On 30 July 2018, ESMA published its final report following its peer review of the compliance and supervisory framework of six national competent authorities (NCAs) with aspects of the UCITS framework for Efficient Portfolio Management (EPM). The review covered the NCAs for Ireland, the UK, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Estonia and was limited to assessment […]

Employers: Capability procedures explained

By Michael Briggs This month, in our Breaking Down the Handbook series, we look at capability policies and why they are a useful tool for employers to have when it comes to dealing with poor performance…

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A&O and CC advise on Nestle Findus sell-off

Allen & Overy is working alongside Linklaters & Alliance’s Swedish partner Lagerlof & Leman on Nestle’s disposal of its Findus business. Clifford Chance is acting for EQT Scandinavia BV, which bought the frozen food giant for an undisclosed sum. The agreement to sell the Findus business was signed this month but Peter Charlton, corporate partner […]

Pinsents launches HR consultancy

Pinsent Curtis is following the latest industry trend by setting up a human resources (HR) consultancy. The department will run in conjunction with the firm’s national employment group, which is headed by leading practitioner John McMullen. McMullen says the decision to offer clients a one-stop shop was based on the growing demands of employment law. […]

Camerons unveils SA alliance

Cameron McKenna will announce this week that it has formed the first-ever legal alliance of a major UK law firm in South Africa, giving the City firm a foothold in the continent. The firm intends to build a sub-Saharan network, which will eventually include firms in Mozambique and Namibia. The exclusive relationship has been formed […]

CC partner returns to London to strengthen Scandinavian contacts

Clifford Chance is looking to strengthen its Nordic links in preparation for its merger with US firm Rogers & Wells by bringing a Hong Kong-based partner with strong Scandinavian contacts back to London. Shipping partner Mark Morrison has been moved from Hong Kong back to London to do shipping, trade and offshore oil and gas […]

Reaching the top of the German markets

Aled Griffiths takes a look at the German telecommunications and equity capital markets and reveals the law firms that are cleaning up in these areas and who their clients are. Aled Griffiths is editor of JuVe magazine. The German telecoms market is at the cutting edge of the move towards industry-based legal advice. When liberalisation […]

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