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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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Hogan Lovells co-CEO David Harris on how being involved with youth development scheme Mosaic led the firm to play host to royalty Last week Hogan Lovells hosted the finals of the Apax-Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2012. This is a national competition aimed at 11-16 year olds with the aim of giving them first-hand experience of the […]

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Tony Soprano used his lapdancing club; Mickey Blue Eyes sold paintings. But in real life money laundering is much bigger business. And as highlighted in our feature this week (page 22), there are growing suspicions that organised crime is targeting arbitration to wash its dirty cash. Surprised? You shouldn’t be; big crime can always find […]

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All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Baker & McKenzie has hired Sandrine Leclercq as a lawyer in its Luxembourg office. Leclercq joins the firm from Caceis Bank, where she was global general counsel. She will work with the funds and financial services teams.  Loyens & Loeff […]

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