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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 […]

Insurance & Reinsurance 2018: issues facing lawyers and clients today

Have there been any major changes or developments in your jurisdiction over the past 12–18 months? How have these impacted your practice? In August 2016, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) issued the Insurance Manager Code of Conduct requiring insurance managers to follow a set of procedures when carrying out their functions. In September 2017, the […]

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Is there life after Napster? And does anyone care anymore? The press, both music and mainstream, has covered every twist and turn in the litigation. So much so that readers could be forgiven for feeling that the story of a young man who developed a software application which allows individuals to swap music files for […]

Gianni Origoni makes another Simmons catch

Simmons & Simmons’ Italian practice has lost a second partner to Linklaters & Alliance member Gianni Origoni & Partners. Litigation partner Marta Fuco is the first Rome partner to follow in the footsteps of Eugenio Grippo, who also left Simmons for Gianni Origoni. He took a team of 10 lawyers with him, including corporate partner […]

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East side story

Asia as a whole is going through some momentous changes: last year, Singapore allowed foreign firms to form joint ventures with local counterparts to provide domestic advice for the first time; China is overhauling its attitude to outsiders as part of its accession to the World Trade Organisation; and countries previously deemed low money-spinners such […]

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