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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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Sidley Austin shuts its doors in Germany after eight years

After a couple of years of exits from its Frankfurt office, US firm Sidley Austin has decided to call it a day in Germany. The firm confirmed this week that it was shutting down in Frankfurt, a few months after launching a review of the office. The exit is not really a surprise, as Sidley […]

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How GCs can prove their worth and why the ‘zero sum game’ played with external firms should stop were hot topics at our recent summit in Portugal  In association with The Lawyer’s annual General Counsel Strategy Summit, in association with Thomson Reuters, held last month in Portugal, focused more than ever on how general counsel […]

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Collyer Bristow has hired partner Robin Henry to its financial disputes group. Henry has extensive experience in advising on structured finance and distressed debt strategies. Henry brings legal knowledge in these areas, as well as the practical experience gained as a result of having previously worked on the trading floor of a US investment bank. […]

Khaitan & Co advises Standard Chartered Bank on proposed equity share subscription

Khaitan & Co has advised Standard Chartered Bank (manager to the offer) in relation to Wilmar Sugar Holdings Singapore, which proposes to subscribe to equity shares of Shree Renuka Sugars (‘Target’) aggregating to a maximum of 27.5 per cent through preferential allotment. It has entered into agreements with the Target and its promoters, which has […]

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