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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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Firm moved to help Dunblane community

Devon firm Scott Richards is drafting free wills for clients in an effort to raise funds for the devastated town of Dunblane. The firm’s offices in Teignmouth, Dawlish and Torquay will each have a partner drawing up free wills until Easter. The solicitors will tell clients what they would normally be charged, and encourage them […]

In brief: Young SFLA is 'Working with counsel'

The Young Solicitors Family Law Association will be hosting a discussion, ‘Working with counsel’, with specialist family law barristers Joanne Harris of 2 Garden Court, Leslie Keegan of 1 Pump Court and Stewart Leech of 2 Queen Elizabeth Building. The event will be held on 18 April at 6pm at City firm Withers and will […]

Officers mount housing claim

A case in which four Sheffield police officers are suing their Chief Constable and South Yorkshire Police Authority for damages in a dispute over housing allowances is heading for the High Court. The four who gave up jobs to join the South Yorkshire Force claim they were told they would be entitled to housing allowance […]

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Olswang acted for new national telephone company Ionica L3 in its raising of £55 million by way of private placing. Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom advised SBC Warburg, the bank acting for Ionica, and Lovell White Durrant acted for the main investor CWB Capital Partners.

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