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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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Gateley partner William Ballmann comments on latest R3 insolvency risk figures

According to William Ballmann, chair of insolvency trade body R3 and partner at Gateley, the Yorkshire and the Humber region has shown a steady recovery across a range of sectors, including hospitality. R3’s research showed that October was another month of steady recovery in the region, with the number of businesses with a higher-than-normal risk of […]

Eversheds advises Dairy Crest on proposed £80m sale of Dairies business

Eversheds has advised Dairy Crest on the proposed sale of its Dairies operations to Müller UK & Ireland Group for £80m. Under the terms of the deal, Müller will acquire Dairy Crest’s entire Dairies operations, including factories at Foston, Derbyshire; Chadwell Heath, Essex; and Severnside, Gloucester. It will also acquire 72 depots. The sale is […]

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Watson Farley pushes revenue up 8 per cent to £56.8m at half-year

Watson Farley & Williams has increased revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, reaching £56.8m. The figure continues the growth reported at the end of the last financial year, when the firm increased revenue by 14.6 per cent, taking it from £102.1m to £117m (2 June 2014). The […]

Shoosmiths provides legal advice to Louder Than Words 2014 organisers

Shoosmiths is the appointed legal adviser to the UK’s only pop music genre-based literary festival, Louder Than Words. Shoosmiths has provided corporate and funding advice, drafted and negotiated agreements with sponsors and advised in relation to talent and branding matters to help the organisers in staging Louder Than Words 2014. Now in its second year, […]

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