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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Brace yourselves – here comes a story about accountants, although it is not as yawn-inducing as one might imagine. And it has an important solicitor angle. So if you’re still with us… The saga of Mehjoo v Harben Barker dates from 1999 when the claimant – Iranian-born, who claimed asylum in 1981 and was granted […]

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Liz Fitzsimons, legal director at Eversheds, has commented on the findings that cyber crime costs the global economy $445bn (£265bn) a year. Fitzsimons noted that governments, businesses and many others recognise the potential power of the online global economy to improve communication and understanding as well as to create opportunity, employment and wealth. She said: ‘Cyber […]

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Eversheds partner Robin Johnson has commented on the increasing confidence in the UK manufacturing industry. Johnson said: ‘UK plc has become very lean over the last few years. The future of manufacturing launch last year by Vince Cable emphasised that innovation and flexibility were the keys to longer-term growth. This has been embraced by UK […]

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