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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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Ashurst sets out stall in Abu Dhabi

Ashurst is to launch in Abu Dhabi in early 2008, creating its twelfth international and second Middle East offering, The Lawyer can reveal. The office will be headed by energy partner David Wadham, who came to the top 10 firm in 2006 from International Power Middle East, where he was general counsel. At least five […]

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City firms show caution over rushing into liberalised Indian market…

UK firms are firming up their plans for entering the Indian market after Indian law minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj’s announcement that the country’s legal market is to open. As first revealed on www.the lawyer.com (25 September), Bhardwaj said India will allow foreign firms to establish offices offering only foreign law capabilities, although a timetable for […]

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Billing probe reveals in-house resentment

An investigation into law firm billing has revealed that in-house counsel are being left in the dark by law firms and are disillusioned with billing methods. An investigation into law firm billing by in-house lobbyist C&I Group and consultants BDO Stoy Hayward has revealed that in-house counsel are being left in the dark by law […]

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