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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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Partner promotions soar at Linklaters

Linklaters has increased the number of new partners in this year’s round of promotions making up a staggering 31 lawyers. The 31 new partners signal a 63 per cent hike on the previous year’s 19 promotions. Of the total, 12 London-based lawyers have been invited to join the partnership, though the firm declined to divulge […]

Freshfields: Kings of Europe

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has come out top of the first ever financial survey of European law firms. The Lawyer Euro100, to be published in full next month, reveals that Clifford Chance has been knocked off the top of a revenues table for the first time in four years. Of Freshfields’ total global turnover of £800m, […]

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Dickson Minto has raided Scottish rival Shepherd + Wedderburn for a rare lateral hire. The corporate boutique has poached rated commercial property partner Ewan Sherrif for its Edinburgh office. Sherrif is only the second lateral hire Dickson Minto has ever made. Four years ago, the firm took on its only female partner Fiona Acres from […]

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Hands up anyone who remembers development land tax (DLT)? Older readers may recall that DLT was more than just an hirsute radio DJ of long ago. Indeed, the Barker Report, ‘Delivering Stability: Securiing our Future Housing Needs’, published on Budget Day just gone, may have given them a frisson of recollection with its discussion on […]

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