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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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In brief: Chancery Lane launches planning directory

All members of the Law Society’s planning panel, comprising specialist solicitors who provide legal representation for members of the public, developers and other organisations, have been listed in a national directory. The Law Society says the publication will increase public awareness of the importance of seeking professional legal advice when faced with planning law matters […]

Rethink, repackage and reform

The Bar Council’s recent selection of institutions to teach the Bar Vocational Course from 1997 seems to be the latest example of the fixation with numbers which continues to mislead both halves of the legal profession over future requirements in recruitment and vocational training. At least one institution from the favoured nine in Band One […]

Eversheds takes on London insurance sector with merger

THE LONDON branch of Eversheds has finally negotiated a merger with City firm Waltons & Morse. Waltons’ insurance, corporate and property groups will join the Eversheds City office from 1 May leaving the shipping group to continue practising independently under the Waltons & Morse name. The merger will add 11 partners to Eversheds’ already 44-strong […]

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Mary Heaney reports Edinburgh firm Lindsays WS has appointed Lorna Spence as a financial planning adviser to provided a dedicated advice centre for commercial and private clients. Spence will be based at Lindsays’ principal office in Atholl Crescent and will be responsible for providing financial advice and planning on investments, tax issues, pensions, inheritance tax […]

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