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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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Shoosmiths appoints Olly Leyden to intellectual property team

Shoosmiths has bolstered its intellectual property (IP) offering with the hire of Olly Leyden, who was previously in house at NBC-Universal. Leyden brings particular expertise in advising clients in film and television across development, production, financing, sales and distribution. He has worked on licensing deals for well-known titles such as Good Vibrations, Peppa Pig, The […]

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Trowers launches Birmingham document production hub as 34 secretaries exit

Trowers & Hamlins is to set up a new document production centre in its Birmingham office after losing 34 secretaries in a redundancy consultation.   The new 21-strong document production centre will be launched next month to serve the firm’s UK and international offices. It follows the end of a six-month consultation which resulted in […]

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Billionaire oligarch switches from Sidley to HSF for mammoth hotel battle

Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners. The Russian property tycoon is going head-to-head with business partners Omar Amanat and Adrian Zecha over control of super-luxury hotel chain Aman Resorts. Last week (14 July), […]

Eversheds comments on advocate-general’s opinion on obesity as a disability

Audrey Williams, partner and head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the recent opinion by the advocate-general that obesity could qualify as a disability. Few legal cases have attracted wider public interest recently than that of the Danish childminder whose case has generated debate about whether obesity is a disability. While legal clarification from […]

Squire Patton Boggs forges a new course in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian legal market, with its strict regulations, is not the easiest place for a Western law firm to do business. After its merger in June, Squire Patton Boggs found itself faced with a dilemma as both legacy firms had a Saudi association formed in 2012. One had to be dissolved. Yesterday the firm […]

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