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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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Hansard sales drop blamed on overpricing

Sales of Hansard, the official record of parliamentary debate, are plummeting because it is overpriced, says a report published last week. Acts of Parliament and parliamentary papers also cost too much, says the report What Price Hansard? by The Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government. The report, by Lord Lester QC, Lindsay Mackie and Michael Renshall, […]

Clifford Chance seeks Moscow recruits

CLIFFORD Chance has launched a recruitment drive in a search for new people to boost numbers in its Moscow office. The office, which opened three years ago, includes partner William Knowles and 11 other lawyers plus researchers, paralegals and support staff. The firm has placed no limit on the number of new solicitors it is […]

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Property firm sets up regeneration unit

Property firm Ross & Craig has set up a specialist land regeneration unit to advise developers and property owners on land contamination problems. The group will form part of the firm’s environment division, headed by Martin Polden, chair of the Environmental Law Foundation (Elf). Elf has just appointed its first director, Katherine Davis, who joins […]

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