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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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City firm Paisner & Co has played host to a Euro football challenge between its clients. The Brockbank Group, representing England, defeated SCOR(UK), representing France, in a penalty shoot-out in the final of the Paisner Euro Challenge on 19 June. The host team was eliminated from group one and so failed to make it to […]

CPS to lose 60 staff as budget cuts bite deep

SIXTY prosecutors are to be axed from the Crown Prosecution Service as it grapples with an £8 million cut in its annual budget. But the lawyers will all be leaving the service voluntarily and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Barbara Mills, said there were no plans for compulsory redundancies. Speaking at the launch of the […]

Chinese visit

A delegation from the All China Lawyers Association visited the UK last week to see how England, Wales and Scotland trained its lawyers. A law passed on 15 May allows China’s lawyers, previously regarded as state employees, to apply for business licences to set up in practice. It also set the structure for the All […]

The revolution has just begun

The central issue in this election is simple – did you like the Law Society as it was before the Mears/Sayer revolution? If you did (and only if you did), then Tony Girling and his associates are the men for you. But does Girling, in fact, represent the old regime? He can hardly deny it. […]

A revision that further complicates awards

English libel juries are among the most generous in the world – so generous that plaintiffs will cross the Atlantic for the booty. But extravagant awards have damaged the law of defamation and although the Court of Appeal has had the power to reduce them since 1990, juries continue to make enormous awards. But juries […]

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