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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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IT partner Little quits Simmons for Jones Day

Outsourcing and IT partner Jonathan Little has joined Jones Day just 18 months after joining Simmons & Simmons. Little was a name partner at leading IT boutique Kemp Little before quitting for Simmons in March 2005. Little commented: “It was not a long time at Simmons but this just suited me.” Little has regularly moved […]

Keoghs makes double fraud swoop

Keoghs has strengthened its claims and fraud team with the hire of two new partners. Alison Hart has moved to the firm’s Bolton office after six months as a partner at Halliwells, having joined the firm when it merged with James Chapman & Co’s insurance department in May. Meanwhile, Sue Pawar-Price joins Keoghs’ Coventry office […]

Deals Roundup – Trio takes roles on datamonitor deal

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Datamonitor on its £48.1m recommended offer for Ovum. Trio takes roles on datamonitor deal Addleshaw Goddard has advised Datamonitor on its £48.1m recommended offer for Ovum. The deal will be funded by a combination of Datamonitor’s existing cash reserves and new debt facilities provided by Barclays, which was advised by DLA […]

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Eric Robinson has appointed two lawyers to its Southampton family law team. Azmi Quraishe joins as a paralegal and Jennie Swaby joins from Fairbrother & Darlow, where she was a solicitor specialising in family law. Eric Robinson has appointed two lawyers to its Southampton family law team. Azmi Quraishe joins as a paralegal and Jennie […]

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