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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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It’s all academic

With three academics and only one lawyer on the panel, will the Legal Education and Training Review listen to the needs of private practice? Professional regulators and academics both love a meaty research project, and when the two combine forces, it’s time to sit back and watch the layers of complexity pile up like dung […]

Sweden’s Vinge names new managing partner

Swedish independent Vinge has appointed finance partner Maria-Pia Hope as its new managing partner. Hope was selected for the role by the firm’s five-partner management board and will succeed Michael Wigge in the job, taking over by June this year. Wigge was managing partner between 2000 and 2004 and again from 2007 until 2012. He […]

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The New Data Protection Regulation – An Opportunity Missed

On Wednesday 25 January we saw the European Commission’s proposal for updating the European Union’s data protection regime in the form of a new Data Protection Regulation. The contents of the document weren’t entirely unexpected, partly as a result of various clues and hints that had emerged from DG Justice over the last year or […]

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DLA’s Knowles got £1.7m profit share in 2010-11

DLA Piper’s highest earning partner, understood to be joint chief executive officer and managing partner Nigel Knowles, earned £1.711m in 2010-11, up from £1.627m the year before, according to the firm’s LLPs. DLA Piper International’s LLP accounts, which comprise the firm’s operations in the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, also show that […]

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