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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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Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has appointed Chris Oglethorpe as its new director of human resources. Oglethorpe joins from The Royal Bank of Scotland, where he held various senior positions, including HR director of a new £1.5bn bank, Williams & Glyn. David Fennell, chief executive at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co said that Oglethorpe ‘brings extensive […]

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European moves: 8 January 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Loyens & Loeff has promoted five lawyers to its partnership, bringing the total number of partners to 103. Tax adviser Gerard Blokland, corporate specialists Bastiaan Cornelisse and Michael Scott, tax lawyer and Belgian transfer pricing head Natalie Reypens and competition […]

DLA Piper appoints Villateau to Paris finance team

DLA Piper has strengthened its finance and projects team in Paris with the appointment of Eric Villateau as a partner. He has much experience in project financing, particularly within the PPP framework. Villateau has advised numerous banks, investment funds and companies in areas including infrastructure (airports, telecoms, universities), renewable energy, conventional energy and transportation. He was […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Dubai office set to host 2015 Offshore Law Forum

On 3 February 2015, Conyers’ Dubai office will host its Offshore Law Forum. The event will feature a panel of senior lawyers from the firm’s global offices who will provide updates on trends in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Mauritius. Topics will include: Capital raising and investment products, including insurance linked securities […]

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