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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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To many law students, getting a traineeship feels like taking the lead in Mission Impossible. Competition is so intense that it is tempting to apply for everything available. But the secret behind a successful application lies in targeting your efforts to suit your needs and recognising that different people are suited to different things. Most […]

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Can’t secure a training contract? Then work in a Citizens’ Advice Bureau is worth considering. Not only will you clock up useful and relevant experience, but it can count towards qualification. Under a scheme recently agreed, the Law Society will now consider reducing the two-year training contract period for students with certain types of work […]

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If you are considering a career in the legal profession, you are probably debating whether to become a solicitor or barrister and what sort of law you want to practise. In a profession that is increasingly competitive, both to enter and to succeed in, it is important to narrow down your choice to certain aspects […]

In brief: Kidd Rapinet merger goes ahead

Regional firm Kidd Rapinet has merged with Francis & How of Wendover, Buckinghamshire, with effect from the end of April. Jane Aldridge and Bill Squire, former partners of Francis & How, have joined Kidd Rapinet – Aldridge as a partner and Squire as a consultant. The Wendover office will continue to practise from the existing […]

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