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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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BLM has added £4m to its top line with the completion of its merger with Belfast-headquartered Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors (CFS) on 1 December. BLM’s global turnover was £98.3m in 2013/14, £9.3m of which was attributable to the combined turnover of the firm’s Dublin office and its legal expenses insurance claims business Connexion Partnership. Meanwhile CFS […]

Shoosmiths partner receives IOSH president’s distinguished service award

Shoosmiths partner Ron Reid has been presented with the IOSH president’s distinguished service award for his services to health and safety over the past four decades. IOSH — the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health — is the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, and the only UK-chartered body for health and safety professionals. […]

Eversheds Saladžius’s Tomas Jakubauskas set to present at Contract Law 2014

Tomas Jakubauskas, attorney-at-law at Eversheds Saladžius, will deliver a presentation on practical aspects of the law on competition at the eighth annual Contract Law 2014 conference, which will take place on 21 December 2014. The conference will be attended by Lithuanian contract law legal experts who will share their experience and practical advice.

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