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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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Jeantet loses out to Bird & Bird Paris

Parisian firm Jeantet & Associes has lost its employment specialist to Bird & Bird’s Paris office as frustrations mount within the firm over its long-running bid to pull off an international merger. Benjamine Fiedler is the latest senior assistant to leave Jeantet, which has frozen promotions to partnership for the past two years to keep […]

Litigation Personal Injury 20/3/00

Keith Cox v Airtours Plc (2000) QBD (Buckley J) 25 February 2000 Claimant: Male, 25 years old at date of accident; 29 years old at date of settlement. Incident: The claimant arrived in Fuerteventura on 14 February 1996 at the beginning of a week-long package holiday arranged with the defendant travel firm. Once at the […]

A&O boosts New York tax practice with Us partners

Allen & Overy has poached two US partners from Arnold & Porter to strengthen its New York office. Robert DeJoy and Jack Heinberg joined last week, bringing Allen & Overy’s international tax department to 50 tax professionals, including 15 partners, worldwide. DeJoy was previously senior tax partner at Arnold & Porter, representing Fortune 500 companies. […]

Mullins quits as SIF managing director

Elizabeth Mullins, managing director at the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (Sif), is resigning just six months before the company is due to close. Mullins, who has been with Sif for 16 years and managing director for three, is believed to have resigned last week. It was expected that Mull-ins would continue as part of the joint […]

American duty

Managing partner- who needs it? That’s the attitude of Stephen Fiamma, who’s calling time on ground hog day at the office and retuning to practice. Dearbail Jordan meets the man who has had enough of committees For Stephen Fiamma, head of US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue’s London office, being a managing partner is […]

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