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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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Quinn Emanuel announces maximum associate bonuses of £53,000

US firm Quinn Emanuel Urqhart & Sullivan has announced its associate bonus payouts for 2010 with awards ranging from $8,438 (£5,449) through to $82,500 (£53,256). The bonus will be split into two instalments for the first time, with the first tranche to be paid this month and the remainder in June 2011. However, to be […]

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Muckle bulks up litigation group with Eversheds hire

Newcastle firm Muckle has hired the former head of Eversheds’ North East litigation practice as a partner. Susan Howe, who was involved in the Bloody Sunday, Harold Shipman and Rosemary Nelson inquiries, arrives at the firm from North East rival Crutes, which she joined as a consultant in June 2009. Howe joined the Newcastle office […]

Cleary wins European clearance for NewsCorp BSkyB bid

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has successfully secured clearance from the European Commission (EC) for client News Corporation in its bid to buy the remaining shares in BSkyB. News Corporation already owns a 39 per cent controlling stake in the company but the EC decision paves the way for it acquire sole control of the […]

Norton Rose adds Clifford Chance lawyer to Hong Kong practice

Norton Rose has continued its Asian expansion with the hire of Clifford Chance consultant Charlotte Robins as a partner in its Hong Kong corporate team. The latest hire comes after the firm set up a specialist IP group for Asia with the recruitment of DLA Piper partners Gigi Cheah and Justin Davidson. The firm has […]

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