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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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Travers boosts NTL team with BLP recovery head

Travers Smith Braith-waite is underlining its commitment to the workout market by hiring Berwin Leighton Paisner’s (BLP) head of corporate recovery Keith Bordell The move comes in the wake of Travers Smith‘s role as counsel to the beleaguered telecoms company NTL as it undergoes restructuring. The instruction is the largest corporate rescue job the firm […]

Shadbolts handed bioscience instruction

Shadbolt & Co, KLegal and SJ Berwin have advised on the £25.5m third-round funding of biotechnology company Microscience, with Shadbolts advising the company. The investment was provided by Advent Partners and JP Morgan, as well as existing backers Merlin and Apax Partners Funds. The deal cements Shadbolts’ relationship with Microscience, which it nabbed from Clifford […]

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Any law firm worth its salt nowadays prides itself on its brand. Of course, half the time they are deluded. Countless partners in all sorts of different firms bang on that their brand is all about being commercial, innovative and – I say, here’s a new one – client-focused. (Memo to those partners: please don’t […]

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Oh, those canny clerks. Tulkinghorn never fails to be impressed at their ingenuity, particularly when it comes to getting invited to the most exclusive party of the year, The Lawyer’s own Hot 100 bash, taking place tonight (18 March).Head of 20 Essex Street and one of this year’s chosen ones Iain Milligan QC and his […]

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