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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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Linklaters steps up Italy expansion drive

Linklaters is set to move to larger offices in Milan – a sign the firm is about to embark on an aggressive recruitment strategy in Italy. The magic circle firms signed a lease with property developers Tishman Speyer to rent a space 2,600 m sq in the five-storey building on via Santa Margherita. It is […]

Charles Russell’s Varsity ruse

We don’t know if this is a sneaky attempt to get ahead of the milk round, but Charles Russell has just become the only law firm with an office in both Oxford and Cambridge. See story. Charles Russell has had a presence in Oxford and the M40 corridor for a while, but this move from […]

Geordie Law Soc chief aims to boost “relevance”

The head of property and planning at North East firm Ward Hadaway has been elected president of the Newcastle Law Society. Neil Robson will be president for the next year, and takes over the post from outgoing president, Guy Goodings, a partner at Northumberland-based firm Wholley Goodings. Robson said: “My main goal during my presidency […]

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Talk to a managing partner about diversity and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get 20 interupted, breathless minutes of politically correct, cliché-laden claptrap. And Tulkinghorn Towers has been overwhelmed in recent weeks with firms eager to publicise their diversity statistics in The Lawyer‘s forthcoming Careers Report. So Tulkinghorn was more than a little taken aback […]

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