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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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Scottish chiefs split over future of the market

A growing divide is emerging in the Scottish legal market as more firms opt for consolidation as a means to expansion, with Pinsent Masons’ Scottish chair Kirk Murdoch advocating that internationalisation is the only route forward. In an opinion piece today, Murdoch – who was formerly senior partner of McGrigors – writes that internationalisation is […]

All-in@EiG 2013: gaming update

To coincide with the 12th European iGaming Congress and Expo, DLA Piper’s gaming team has launched All-In@EiG 2013, a resource containing updates and analysis of topical legal and regulatory issues across the globe. This year’s publication includes articles from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US. If you are registered and logged […]

Breach of trust: AIB v Redler update

In AIB v Redler & Co, the Court of Appeal decided that, although solicitors had acted in breach of trust by failing to obtain a first legal charge against a property in favour of their client, losses were limited to the additional security that a first legal charge would have provided. In summary, AIB sought to recover its […]

NATS

National Air Traffic Services AGC: Blue-sky thinker

Darren Riley, assistant GC at National Air Traffic Services, deals with everything from volcanic ash clouds to international airspace agreements Most general counsel do not find themselves in the somewhat tricky position of having to try to “get the whole world moving again”, as National Air Traffic Services (Nats) assistant general counsel Darren Riley did […]

M&A is here to stay

Some good tidings: M&A lawyers are reporting a distinct uptick in the volume of deals. Click on the links below for the last few months’ round-up of corporate transactions, including deal of the month, partner of the month and associate of the month. To let us know your latest deals, email natalie.stanton@thelawyer.com Deals round-up: Home […]

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