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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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Fulbright opens German office in European debut

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Oury Clark launches UK Enron class action

White collar crime specialist Oury Clark has become the first UK firm to launch a class action on behalf of Enron shareholders The firm, well known for its pro bono commitment, is advising the shareholders on both sides of the Atlantic at a greatly reduced rate.US class action firm Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach […]

Gibbons joins forces with Cobrin & Gittes

Gibbons Del Deo Dolan Griffinger & Vecchione has merged with New York niche intellectual property (IP) firm Cobrin & Gittes In the past, the two firms have been regular adversaries in court. The combined firm has 32 lawyers in its IP group, making it the largest of any general practice New Jersey firm.

Deal of the week – Cantrell & Cochrane

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Masons secures IBM contract for Invensys

Masons has advised Invensys on the outsourcing of its global IT systems to IBM in a 10-year deal worth up to $100m (£69.6m) a year.The transaction initially involves the provision of IT services to 18 countries and the transfer to IBM of 700 Invensys staff worldwide.Masons advised Invensys from the initial procurement phase to the […]

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