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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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IBM launches voice recognition package

The burgeoning voice recognition market for lawyers has received another boost with the news that giant supplier IBM is launching a UK legal vocabulary. The IBM VoiceType dictation legal vocabulary will provide over 30,000 words tailored specifically for legal use. The package is a re-launching exercise – the product was previously called the IBM Personal […]

In brief: Quinn joins Mischon de Reya

Lawyers for Persons with a Learning Disability chair Anthony Quinn has become a consultant with London commercial firm Mischon de Reya. And Mischons’ head of private client work Christopher Allen has been signed as a consultant to Anthony Quinn & Co which recently moved to Mischons’ Southampton Row address. “Anthony Quinn has extensive experience in […]

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Tuck & Mann takes SA legal 'team' on board

EPSOM-BASED practice Tuck & Mann has signed South African lawyers Charmaine and Greville Hast as paralegals. Greville Hast started in the firm’s Guildford office earlier this year, and matrimonial lawyer Charmaine joined in Epsom this month. Greville Hast says they are both awaiting news from the Lord Chancellor’s Department on the avenues open to South […]

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