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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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Noise level condition in planning permission London Borough of Hillingdon and Secretary of State for Environment v Tesco Stores(1995) QBD 13/7/95 Summary: Council’s application to quash planning condition requiring the erection of an acoustic fence on the ground of the difficulty of giving effect to the condition. Application under Part XII Town and Country Planning […]

Crossmans and Radcliffes to merge

WESTMINSTER firm Radcliffes & Co is the mystery merger partner poised to join forces with London neighbours Crossman Block. The merger, due for completion by the end of the month, is expected to produce an enlarged firm under the name Radcliffes Crossman Block. News of the link-up comes one week after it emerged that talks […]

In brief: Woolf awarded honorary doctorate

Manchester Metropolitan University has conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws on Lord Woolf. The award, made last week, comes in recognition of the law reformer’s contribution to the development of the law and legal education. Nigel Bastin, head of the university’s School of Law, presented the award, saying Woolf’s inquiry into access to justice would […]

Turkey's Bar pledge

– International Bar Association president Ross Harper has welcomed the Turkish government’s decision to guarantee independence and freedom to its Bars. He says that the impending legislation, which will end the Minister of Justice’s current cont

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