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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 has cut its practice group representation on its management committee from six to three in a comprehensive overhaul. The firm voted yesterday to replace its six practice area representatives with three new global business units (GBU). The management committee has been renamed the Executive Leadership Group and will be headed up by new […]

Emergency security legislation raises many concerns, says Eversheds

Emergency phone and internet data storage laws are set to be brought in by the UK government. According to Liz Fitzsimons, data privacy expert at Eversheds, this news will undoubtedly raise many concerns with piracy activists, while James Walsh, partner and head of telecommunications at the law firm, believes the government has a tricky balance […]

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Pinsent Masons revenue up 4.6 per cent to £323m

Pinsent Masons has announced a 4.6 per cent increase in revenue from £309m to £323m with a corresponding increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP). The unaudited figures released today (8 July) state that PEP at the firm increased by 4.5 per cent from £387,000 to £405,000 for the 2013/14 financial year. The positive […]

Borenius and Lawin lead as Ask.com owner IAC acquires Ask.fm

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com. LAWIN’s Riga office advised Ask.com parent IAC on the deal, which completed last week for an undisclosed amount. Borenius acted for Rubylight Technologies, which owned 40 per cent of Ask.fm. Rubylight […]

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