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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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Convicted lawyer apologises

A Knightsbridge solicitor convicted of assault after he forcibly removed a client from his offices has expressed his regret for his behaviour and the injuries he caused his client. But Child & Child senior partner Allen Chubb has called for the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, which is to hear his case in May, not to strike […]

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ROBERT Sayer, the Law Society’s deputy treasurer, has sent a letter to council members identifying a series of financial problems which he believes the Law Society must tackle. In the letter, Sayer, who helped expose the massive overspend on the Law Society’s Regis computer project, said there were reports that the refurbishment of Chancery Lane, […]

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In-house lawyer Suzanne Chase represented building materials retailer Wickes in its sale and lease back of two stores to Guardian Nominees, advised by Slaughter and May. Guernsey firm Wedlake Bell McKean acted for Henderson Real Estate Strategy, which sold the freehold of one of the stores to Wickes before Wickes sold it on.

Judgement day for barristers

The new Bar Council complaints system is as complex as it is controversial. Scheduled for an April launch, the scheme faces the difficult task of keeping both the public and barristers happy. And the Bar Council anticipates that the publicity surrounding the setting up of the system means it will be inundated with complaints. At […]

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