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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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AJA takes legal aid fight to Parliament

A host of lawyers descended on Parliament last week (24 May) to lobby MPs for better access to justice and better civil legal aid. The Access to Justice Alliance (AJA) organised the lobbying event to express the concerns of lawyers working in the civil legal aid field about the decline in public spending on civil […]

Law Soc on course for revamped LPC

The Law Society has completed the first stage of its controversial review of legal education and training and has set out the timetable for overhauling the LPC. The 10-page document, published by the Law Society’s Regulation Board last week, fleshes out the proposals unveiled by the Law Society last October, when it reneged on its […]

Taxman elected new senior partner at Travers

Travers Smith has elected former managing partner Alasdair Douglas as its new senior partner, replacing the retiring Christopher Bell. Douglas takes up his new role on 1 July, and will also continue fee-earning in the tax department. He was previously managing partner between 1995 and 2001, before being replaced by Chris Carroll. Bell has been […]

LeBoeuf raids Linklaters, DWS in City hiring spree

Linklaters, DWS in City hiring spree” />LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has continued its lateral hiring spree, adding two more London partners, making four this year and taking its London partnership number to 25. Project finance partner Scott Brodsky joins the firm from Linklaters. His departure coincides with Linklaters’ announcement (The Lawyer, 22 May) that […]

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