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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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A new transatlantic firm born as SNR Denton goes live

Denton Wilde Sapte and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal merged today, creating SNR Denton, the latest in a string of transatlantic firms to emerge since the recession. The Lawyer revealed earlier this year that management of the respective firms planned to merge in a bid to create a £500m turnover firm with 1,400 lawyers (26 May […]

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Sidley Austin has announced that Stephen Roith will join the firm as a partner in its securities practice.  Move of the week He will also co-head the firm’s London capital markets group. Roith, who joins from Clifford Chance, will focus his practice on capital markets and structured finance transactions. “Stephen’s widely recognised in the […]

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Mark Jones: Addleshaw Goddard

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you have been? An archaeologist or a ­landscape photographer. What was your first ever job? Hospital porter in a ­maternity hospital. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Dropping the just executed (and as yet uncopied) original of a client’s will down the crack between the lift […]

MAB woos former Sprecher Grier litigation chief

Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) has raided City firm Sprecher Grier Halberstam for its former head of litigation Jonathan Sachs. MAB managing partner Iain Donaldson said the hire was part of a firmwide ­strategy to build a litigation offering that targets clients in the banking and finance markets. MAB’s clients include Barclays and RBS. “I […]

Relationship breakdown

“All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Tolstoy could have had law firms in mind. While happy outfits show like-mindedness in areas such as outsourcing and transatlantic mergers, the legal profession’s most dysfunctional (former) member is continuing to show itself to be unlike any other. The […]

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