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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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US firms Fenwick & West and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have won the key roles advising on Facebook’s long-awaited IPO. Documents for the highly anticipated listing were filed yesterday, revealing Fenwick corporate partner and firm chairman Gordon Davidson, corporate partner Jeffrey Vetter and corporate associate James Evans as the named advisers to the social networking […]

Move On Up: Hill Dickinson

Liverpool wins out on internal promotions, Manchester for laterals, but churn means the partnership size has stayed static North West firm Hill Dickinson has made a lot of lateral hires and internal promotions in the past few years at all levels of its partnership – but equally it has lost a significant ­number to other […]

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Leading energy practitioners give their thoughts on the post-Fukushima nuclear landscape as well as shale gas, renewables and solar feed-in tariffs How can the nuclear power industry rebound from the Fukushima disaster? David Isenegger, general counsel, Centrica Energy: Fundamentally, the nuclear industry depends on public support and a legal and fiscal regime that provides certainty. […]

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LG and Macfarlanes advise on RJW-Slater & Gordon deal

LG and Macfarlanes have won advisory roles on the sale of Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) to listed Australian firm Slater & Gordon. LG corporate head Christopher Tite and partner David Ponsford acted for Slater & Gordon, the world’s first listed law firm, on the Aus$80m (£53.8m) deal. The transaction will see the Australian firm […]

Fenwick makes friends with Facebook

Like, OMG. Lawyers at US tech firm Fenwick & West are expecting a flood of friend requests after scooping the lead role on social networking giant Facebook’s mega IPO. What impact is this landmark instruction likely to have on these trailblazing lawyers? As Facebook’s unfeasibly – no jealousy here – young (27) founder Mark Zuckerberg […]

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