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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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Clifford Chance audits partner appraisals as reviews continue

Clifford Chance is set to review its partner appraisals as it looks to boost transparency following a number lockstep changes in 2017.

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David Morley gains advisory board seat at Indian firm

Allen & Overy former senior partner David Morley has gained an seat on the strategic advisory board for Indian firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Morley, who retired from the A&O partnership last year after eight years as senior partner and five years as managing partner, has been appointed with immediate effect. Morley, who was the chairman […]

Fernando Resina da Silva at Microsoft Conference in Nairobi

Fernando Resina da Silva, Telecoms, Media & IT’s practice partner, participates at Microsoft OCN & RANITP Joint Regional Summit, invited by Microsoft as a member of its Outside Counsel Network. Resina da Silva joins the work group promoting Cloud Computing in Africa. The conference takes place on 21-22 November at the new Microsoft Policy Innovation […]

Nigel Brahams joins Collyer Bristow’s corporate and commercial team

Collyer Bristow is pleased to announce that Nigel Brahams has joined the firm as a partner in the corporate and commercial team. He joins from Fox Williams. His arrival at Collyer Bristow further strengthens the firm’s corporate offering and brings additional expertise in FinTech and non-contentious financial services.

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