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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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Eversheds has advised Recordati Spa, an Italian group of pharmaceutical laboratories, on the acquisition of 67 per cent of shares in Tunisian pharmaceutical company Opalia Pharma. Milan-based Recordati was advised by Eversheds Paris in collaboration with Eversheds El Heni in Tunisia, with partners Boris Martor, Farès Koussay El Heni, Raouf Mohamed El Heni and Dan […]

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US firm Brown Rudnick is expanding into Paris through the hire of litigation partner Sébastien Bonnard from boutique Lacourte Raquin Tatar. The French team will also include partner Nicholas Tse, who joined Brown Rudnick’s London office early last year from Gide Loyrette Nouel (12 February 2012). Bonnard, also a former Gide lawyer, worked alongside Tse […]

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DWF adds 10 to partnership

DWF has made up ten new partners in its latest round of promotions, with the insurance group taking the bulk of promotions. In total, six of the ten promoted will join the insurance partnership. They include non-practising barrister and catastrophic injury specialist Amanda Emberton who joined DWF from Plexus Law in 2011 (26 September 2011), advanced recovery […]

Expert witnesses: independence and experience

Expert witnesses often play a very important role in dispute resolution. Their opinion on an issue may be the most important part of a case. It is therefore vital for parties to a dispute to choose their expert witness wisely. The recent decision in Proton Energy Group SA v Orlen Lietuva [2013] All ER (D) […]

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