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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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Birmingham is making a strong case for the High Court’s permanent residency in the city in tandem with the city’s professional services lobbying group Birmingham Forward. Early last year Birmingham’s legal community, including the Birmingham Law Society, No5 Chambers and St Philips, joined forces with the city’s professional services lobbying group Birmingham Forward to publish […]

It’s a dog’s life for Jose’s lawyers

Most employment lawyers would give their right arms to negotiate a £15m exit package. But Jose Mourinho’s departure from Chelsea appears to have been done with the minimum of lawyerly input. We’d be delighted to be put right on this, but the pint-sized Portuguese is rumoured by football sources only to have used his agent […]

Withers draws new clients with art team

Private client specialist firm Withers has formed an alliance with an art investment consultancy to market jointly its art team to a new range of clients. The firm will talk to managers of private art collections, accompanied by specialists from Fine Art Wealth Management, to offer a one-stop service. The demand for legal advice from […]

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