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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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BP’s ongoing panel review process is drawing to a close, with firms expecting to be told if they have scooped a UK panel place before the end of June. However the parallel US panel review could drag out beyond the end of the month, although some firms pitching for spots on both the UK and […]

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Gateley has advised on the admission to trading of German biopharmaceuticals company Biofrontera on AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller-growing companies. Biofrontera is also listed in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf and specialises in the development of medical cosmetics and dermatological drugs for the care and treatment of skin diseases. Nick Emmerson, a corporate […]

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Magna Carta – what is there left to celebrate?

With 12 months to go before the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary, Jonathan Black makes the case for justice. To the general public the word solicitor can have a tendency to conjure up an image of a Dickensian Tulkinghorn, sat stiffly behind the oak desk, with a pile of dusty papers under a brass desk lamp. […]

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What clients really think about disaggregation

Do your clients care how innovative you are? This is one of the questions that will be posed in the annual The Lawyer Management Guide: Delivering Legal Services Differently, published on 30 June. We’ve already published short excerpts from the Guide, on knowledge management and finance. Look out for more over the next week. The […]

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