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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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2013: the year of panel reviews

As 2013 comes to an end, news arrives of yet another panel review. Investment bank Nomura reappointed Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Linklaters, Mayer Brown and Travers Smith and also cheekily added Osborne Clarke, which had been dropped in 2010. The review follows last year’s restructure of its legal team. The year has seen a number […]

Allen & Overy launches eighth edition of Alumni yearbook

The eighth edition of Allen & Overy’s award-winning Alumni yearbook has been launched. According to the firm, the yearbook showcases the diverse and talented community of people that make up Allen & Overy. Featured in this year’s ‘Wall of Fame’ is Michael Reynolds, International Bar Association president from 2013–14 and antitrust partner in the Brussels office. Also in […]

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Eversheds left partnerless in Shanghai

Eversheds has named Shanghai-based corporate of counsel Jack Cai as the new head of its Shanghai office following two partner exits, including former Shanghai managing partner Jean-Marc Deschandol. Deschandol is understood to have left the firm a month ago and is yet to land a new position. He joined the firm as the Shanghai managing […]

Can a contract be made in two different jurisdictions? Yes, says the High Court

In Conductive Inkjet Technology Ltd v Uni-Pixel Displays Inc, the court has confirmed that, where the negotiations are complex, a contract can be made in two jurisdictions, applying the decision of Mann J in Apple Corps v Apple Computer from 2004 ([2004] EWCH 768 (Ch)). Conductive Inkjet Technology (CIT) was an English technology company operating in the field […]

Office holders’ liability for conversion

‘Conversion’ consists of an act of deliberately dealing with goods in a manner inconsistent with the owner’s rights to use the goods, thereby depriving the owner of those rights. It is not necessary for the offence to have been committed deliberately, only for the act of dealing with those goods to have been deliberate. Officeholders, […]

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