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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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Gilbert’s principal area of practice is personal and family law where she has extensive advocacy experience having practised in Jersey since January 2000. Gilbert regularly acts and advises in a wide variety of civil cases which range from personal injury and clinical negligence cases to contractual disputes and employment matters. She has also had significant […]

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Shearman plans Riyadh and Dubai launches in bid for Middle East growth

Shearman & Sterling is gearing up to significantly expand its presence in the Middle East, with plans for new outposts in Dubai and Riyadh. The firm, which has had an office in Abu Dhabi since 1975, has been considering investing further in the region for a number of years.  However, insider sources suggest that Shearman […]

Oliver J Simpson joins Conyers in Dubai

Conyers Dill & Pearman has welcomed Oliver J Simpson to the Dubai office as an associate. He will advise on corporate, finance, investment funds and banking matters and joins from the Dubai office of Latham & Watkins, where he focused on investment funds, private equity, capital markets and general corporate work, acting extensively for MENA-based clients.

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