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Has your organisation paid its data protection fee?

By Patrick Wheeler The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has sent warning letters to 34 organisations who have failed to pay the new data protection fee under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, which came into force on 25 May 2018. Under the new regime, data controllers have to pay a data protection fee to […]

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 […]

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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DLA Piper plunders Coudert Bangkok for Thai offensive

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raided Coudert Brothers for two Bangkok partners as it aggressively ramps up its Thai presence. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (22 March), former Coudert Bangkok managing partner Chanvitaya Suvarnapunya and telecoms specialist Chatchai Inthasuwan will join DLA with four associates. Also joining is highly rated restructuring expert Lampros Vassiliou, […]

Outer Temple QC appointed to Bosnia-Herzegovina court

Outer Temple Chambers’ Paul Garlick QC has been appointed as an international judge for war crimes to the criminal and appellate divisions of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Former Liberal Democrat leader and High Representa-tive to Bosnia and Herzeg-ovina Lord Paddy Ashdown made the appointment. Garlick has been chosen as one of nine judges […]

Is Cheyne the next in line to lead Linklaters?

Is there going to be a standoff between finance and corporate at Linklaters? As we revealed in our weekly news email last Wednesday, Linklaters’ head of corporate David Cheyne is stepping down, ostensibly to return to full-time client work. However, as any fule kno, his eye is on the role of senior partner, replacing Anthony […]

Partner promotions slump to three-year low at Eversheds

Partner appointments at Eversheds have slumped to a three-year low, while early signs emerge else-where in the market of modest growth in partner promotions. Partner appointments at Eversheds have slumped to a three-year low, while early signs emerge else-where in the market of modest growth in partner promotions. Of Eversheds’ new partners, two are in commercial, three in […]

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