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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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No5 Chambers’ Jas Mann defends in historical abuse case

Jas Mann has defended Kevin Powell, 48, from Bilston, who has been found guilty of four charges of indecent assault relating back to when he was 12 years old. Powell assaulted two boys between 1978 and 1979, one in a public toilet and one in a house, in Bilston.  He was brought to the attention of the police […]

Mishcon moves to full equity alongside ABS application

Mishcon de Reya managing partner Kevin Gold has revealed a series of structural changes, including a conversion to LLP status, bringing all partners into the equity and an ABS application. Gold says the restructure, and corresponding cash call, was sparked by the firm’s forthcoming £3m-plus rent hike as it prepares to take on 120,000 sq […]

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DLA Piper acts for Greencoat UK Wind on Maerdy Wind Farm acquisition

DLA Piper has acted for Greencoat UK Wind on the acquisition of Maerdy Wind Farm, an operational wind farm project in Wales. Located in the Rhonda Valley in South Wales, the acquisition forms part of Greencoat’s strategic growth, increasing the net generating capacity by 24MW. Greencoat invests in operational UK wind farms and was the […]

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