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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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Dundas appoints 10 new partners in bumper promos round

Dundas & Wilson has promoted 10 senior associates to its partnership across its offices, including seven women. The promotions round is the firm’s biggest for several years. In 2012 Dundas promoted four new partners and its largest promotions rounds recently were 2007 and 2008, when the firm added six partners in both years. None of […]

Scottish law firm selects QlikView as its new business intelligence solution

Read how Scottish firm Tods Murray has empowered its lawyers to manage their own data and drive benefits back to its clients with QlikView. Chief operating officer Lindsay Birch says:  “We were instantly impressed by the user-friendly, visual nature of QlikView and its ability to draw off literally any report.” Click on the link above […]

Data protection authorities announce investigations into Google’s privacy policy

On 2 April 2013, data protection authorities across the EU — including the Information Commissioner’s Office — announced that they are now investigating whether Google’s privacy policy complies with national data protection laws. The investigation was prompted by allegations that Google failed to implement recommendations issued to it by the EU Working Party in October […]

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In-house salaries on the rise but southerners still get more

The majority of in-house salaries rose in the last financial year, according to new figures. But the average salary for newly qualified in-house lawyers still varies by as much as £35,500 depending on region. Earning potential for in-house lawyers with one to five years PQE is at its best in the southern Home Counties of […]

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