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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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No5 Chambers’ Michelle Heeley prosecutes in Stirchley attempted murder case

No5 Chambers’ Michelle Heeley has prosecuted in the case of Leon Harrison, 32, from Selly Oak, who has been jailed for life after stabbing his pregnant former partner, Jana Cartwright, eight times. Weeks prior to the attack, Miss Cartwright had obtained a non-molestation order and made it clear their relationship was over; however, she agreed to meet […]

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Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role.  Darbyshire took up the role as general counsel and company secretary for NAB’s UK operations two years ago after several years leading the bank’s Australian […]

Stephenson Harwood returns to Guangzhou

When UK firm Stephenson Harwood announced in September that it was reducing its China presence the move seemed counterintuitive. Even though CEO Sharon White said the move was prompted by the fact “the legal landscape in China has changed considerably”, it did not appear entirely logical to be retracting at a time when other firms […]

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co guides RGE Energy on solar sell-off

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s solar energy specialists have advised RGE Energy UK (RGE) on a further transaction — the disposal of a 12MW solar PV project. Utah-based renewable energy provider sPower and UK solar developer Camborne Capital jointly acquired the site in Pembrokeshire, Wales. A multi-disciplinary team, led by corporate director and energy specialist Gareth Baker, advised […]

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