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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Nicole Maley reports DONNE Mileham & Haddock partner Geoff Johnson has left private practice to return to his local authority roots as assistant solicitor to Chichester District Council. Johnson, who took up the post last month, was employed from 1990 as a salaried partner with the firm which has a strong reputation for local authority […]

TSG lines up Law Society speakers

Law Society president Charles Elly and Secretary General John Hayes are among the speakers at the Trainee Solicitors’ Group’s (TSG) AGM this month. The meeting, to be held in Bristol from 11 to 13 November, will cover a general theme of justice. John Wadham, legal director of Liberty, will take a session on the Criminal […]

Behind the scenes of the BP buy-out

The $425 million price on the buy-out at BP’s nutrition business made this the biggest UK buy-out since Gardner Merchant. But other statistics also made this deal huge: the business sold to the buy-out vehicle (now renamed Nutreco) included over 150 legal entities, in 19 jurisdictions, operating from over 250 main sites, and with a […]

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