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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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Karanovic & Nikolic hosts competition policy gathering at Belgrade conference

Karanovic & Nikolic has hosted a gathering of competition policy experts at its eighth Annual Focus on Competition Conference in Belgrade, which was organised on the occasion of the launch of the 2014 edition of the Karanovic & Nikolic publication Focus on Competition, in co-operation with the Belgrade office of Friedrich Naumann. The event was opened by […]

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JP Morgan asking for reduced rates in panel review

JP Morgan Chase has launched its latest panel review, having warned firms they will have to cut rates by at least 2 per cent to qualify.  The bank is also understood to have made specific overtures to some firms including Clifford Chance about the possibility of deepening relationships in the New Year, when the roster […]

“I’ll miss the unexpected,” says Pinsents’ outgoing MP David Ryan

Why would anybody want to be a law firm managing partner? Most people would run screaming from a role that involves trying to reach a consensus from a group of lawyers. “You have to be mad to want to do this,” jokes Kennedys’ managing partner Guy Stobart, in this week’s analysis. But if there’s one […]

DLA Piper members earn Leadership in Law awards from The Daily Record

DLA Piper has announced that Kelly Tubman Hardy, regional office head of the corporate and finance practice for the firm’s Baltimore office, and James D Mathias, chair of the Baltimore litigation practice, have received 2014 Leadership in Law awards from The Daily Record. The Leadership in Law award was created in 2001 to draw attention to the many […]

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