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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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Case of the week

The European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that the Ministry of Defence’s ban on homosexuals in the armed forces is unlawful. George Robertson, the defence secretary, says the ban will not be lifted immediately but about 60 cases currently being investigated will be put on hold.

Play it by the book or pay the price

The dangers that can arise when those involved in a deal jump the gun and fail to wait for completion of legal formalities have seldom been better illustrated than in the recent High Court case of Fordgate Wandsworth Ltd v Bernard Neville & Co and Teacher Stern Selby. The case involved surrender by retailer Budget […]

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Harbottle & Lewis acted for producer Pola Jones Associates on the arrangements for the West End production of the Broadway show Fosse. Alice Rayman, senior associate in the company and commercial department at Harbottle & Lewis, advised on all aspects on the deal, including obtaining the rights from the US producers. She was supported by […]

Clyde & Co partner opts for in-house post at GEC

Clyde & Co partner David Bartlett is leaving the firm to go in-house as vice-president and legal counsel for a FTSE-100 company. Bartlett, who works in the aviation and finance group, will join GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), part of General Electric group (GEC), in January. He says: “Leaving partnership at one of the leading […]

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