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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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Real estate and projects deals round-up

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (David Lewis) advised Scottish Widows on the £77.7m sale of Cannock Shopping Centre in Staffordshire, Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple and Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gloucester. Eversheds (Richard Stephens) acted for the puchaser Dunwilco (951), a joint venture between HBOS, Merrill Lynch and Catalyst Capital. Lawrence Graham (Andrew Wade) advised the […]

Ashursts, Fried Frank: the final countdown

Transatlantic merger talks reach climax; Ashursts considers ditching lockstep Ashurst Morris Crisp and Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson are nearing a conclusion to their merger talks, with only one hurdle left in the way – remuneration. The Lawyer understands that the two firms are in the throes of agreeing on a scheme that could […]

Gold choice for Herbert Smith litigation head

Herbert Smith has elected David Gold as its new head of litigation. Gold, a partner at Herbert Smith since 1983, succeeds current litigation head Harry Anderson on 1 April 2003. Gold takes up the post with a string of high-profile litigations to his name. He recently successfully represented Fruit Shippers, the holding firm for the […]

Maxwells gets a head for new construction unit

Maxwell Batley has recruited Masons partner Howard Crossman to head its new construction unit. Crossman becomes the firm’s 17th partner, following the arrival of Rhodri Pazzi-Axworthy from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer last month. Crossman’s expertise lies in arbitration and litigation of construction-related disputes.

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