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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 […]

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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LESTER ALDRIDGE

Lester Aldridge’s restructure has led to a period of rapid expansion South West firm Lester Aldridge has increased its size from a one-office practice to three in just two years. There are now 33 partners and another 89 fee-earners. It has grown from 180 people to 280 in 18 months. Turnover rose at the rate […]

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On the subject of food-based treats, if Clifford Chance thinks it has finally stamped out lawyers taking liberties with its catering budget, it has another thing coming.Tulkinghorn understands that certain advisers visiting Clifford Chance’s office in connection with the Marconi restructuring came over all funny at the breadth of the firm’s in-house menu. And because […]

Jelly heads

Tulkinghorn has been hearing murmurs of discontent from the New Change premises of Allen & Overy (A&O). It sounds like partners there are suffering from an attack of the old green-eyed monster.Apparently, those in the City feel they’re not being treated as well as their colleagues in the satellite Canary Wharf office. But it’s not […]

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