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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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In-house legal teams expect to be larger and in control of bigger budgets next year according to new research revealing a 60 per cent rise in headcount in EMEA in-house teams since 2010. According to legal recruitment specialist Laurence Simons, the size of the average legal department in EMEA countries has increased by a third […]

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Investor giant Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan appoints Davis as new general counsel

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Jeff Davis as its general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice-president of corporate affairs. Davis is thought to be replacing Melissa Kennedy, who held the role since July 2009. In his new position, Davis will oversee Teachers’ legal team, as well as its compliance, corporate communications, government and […]

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Roots of recovery are not so robust

Let us praise legal services. The positive news last week that the UK economy has surpassed its pre-recession peak in the second quarter of the year was attributed to the service sector: leisure, the creative economy, tourism and the City. And of course, helping to underpin the City’s contribution to the British economy is the […]

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel. The hard-fought tender process ended last month with 16 out of 25 competing firms winning roles on four separate panels. The review was led by operations legal director Saswata Mukherjee and will be repeated in 2016 (27 March 2014). […]

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