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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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Finance Top 15: the very slow road to recovery

Finance practices’ flickering flame of hope was soon snuffed out in 2012/13, as banks remained hobbled by litigation and the glow of Asian salvation proved a false dawn. By Natalie Stanton Quite a few finance teams kicked off 2012/13 with a healthy dash of optimism that the markets would creak back into action. This did […]

Shoosmiths real-estate specialists help Park Holidays complete £172m share sale

Shoosmiths real-estate specialists have advised holiday park operator Park Holidays on the property elements of the sale of its entire issued share capital in a deal worth £172m. Led by partner Lisa Williams, Shoosmiths’ Milton Keynes real-estate team is said to have particular knowledge of holiday caravan and chalet parks, as well as the property […]

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2014’s Top 20 Cases: looking back on 2013

What happened to 2013’s cases to watch? Of the 20 cases listed as ones to watch by The Lawyer in January 2013, eight received judgment, five are ongoing and seven settled. Here’s a snapshot of the corkers. The multimillion-pound dispute between Britain’s richest man Lakshmi Mittal, CEO of ArcelorMittal, and rival Manmohan Varma saw the […]

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