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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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Cleary Gottlieb bags tripartite media merger

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has scooped the first transatlantic media superpower merger by working on the Vivendi – Canal Plus – Seagram deal. The $100bn (£66bn) cross-border merger between the three media powerhouses covers three jurisdictions. Vivendi and Seagram used separate firms in France, the US and Canada while Canal Plus used Cleary Gottlieb […]

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented the Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication, acting for the Kingdom of Sweden, on an offering of shares in national telecoms company Telia AB. Partner Sebastian Sperber led a team of two on the deal. Sullivan & Cromwell acted for Telia AB while Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & […]

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Allen & Overy is advising Credit Suisse First Boston as global co-ordinator, book-runner and sponsor on the proposed flotation of Carphone Warehouse. Corporate partners David Wootton and Helen Harrison are leading a team of 22 on the deal. Ashurst Morris Crisp and Olswang are advising Carphone Warehouse.

Freshfields moves CC to Canary Wharf

Freshfields has scooped the work on Clifford Chance‘s City desertion – the first time it has worked on a major deal for its rival. The global firm, which spends nearly £40m each year on property costs, is abandoning its Aldersgate office in favour of one million square feet at Canary Wharf. It is understood the […]

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