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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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Charm offensive

Lawyers often do not have the time or skills to deal with relationships and charm is often sidelined by intellect. Ben Stones warns that soft skills training is vital Managing partners from the UK’s top 100 law firms often talk about the quality of their people being fundamental to the growth and profitability of their […]

Tanfield set to quit Inns of Court

Tanfield Chambers announced this week that it has completed the freehold purchase of new premises, becoming the latest set to quit the Inns of Court. The 64-tenant set, headed by Peter Hughes QC, will move from its rented building in the Inner Temple to offices at 2-5 Warwick Court in August. It paid in the […]

Landwell partner moves to Bird & Bird

Landwell has sustained a partner loss after its London-based head of real estate left for Bird & Bird. Russell Dellar will team up once again with Bird & Bird head of real estate Jonathan Baker. The pair were partners at Denton Wilde Sapte before Dellar joined Landwell and Baker moved to Bird & Bird. First […]

Young lawyers line-up for pro bono awards

The Young Solicitors Group (YSG) last night honoured lawyers who give up time to help their communities. Coinciding Monday’s (7 June) launch of National Pro Bono Week, the YSG 2004 Pro Bono Awards, presented by the Master of the Rolls Lord Philips of Worth Maltravers, saw 11 individuals and four teams in the finals. Clare […]

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