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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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Dentons to crack China after signing merger with PRC giant Dacheng

Dentons has made no secret of its desire to be a contender in the global marketplace. That has been the whole reason behind the series of mergers which led Denton Wilde Sapte – itself the result of the 2000 merger between Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte – join forces with America’s Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal […]

Conyers advises Yuzhou Properties Company on the issuance of senior notes

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman law advice to Yuzhou Properties Company Ltd on the issuance of $250m (£165m) 9.00 per cent senior notes due in 2019. Yuzhou Properties Company Ltd is one of the leading Fujian-based property developers. Its primary focus is developing high-quality residential properties. To diversify its portfolio, the group also […]

Shoosmiths shortlisted for two categories at Scottish Legal Awards

Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Litigation Team of the Year and Employer of the Year at this year’s Scott Co Scottish Legal Awards. The awards — which recognise the achievements of the individuals, firms and teams in the legal industry — will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh’s city centre on 26 March. An independent […]

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Kobre & Kim launches fourth US office in San Francisco with IP hire

International litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has launched its fourth office in the US in San Francisco, led by Kerr & Wagstaffe’s Michael Ng who joins the firm as a partner. The new office will focus on IP litigation, and the firm plans to provide clients with additional ties to its teams in Hong Kong […]

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