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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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Withers’ BVI expansion boosted by investment

Withers is to expand its offering in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) a year after it made its first foray into the offshore jurisdiction. Withers became the first onshore firm to open in the BVI after relocating funds, investments, tax and trusts partner John Greenwood to the jurisdiction (The Lawyer, 30 March 2009). The aim initially was for the […]

Trio of firms close £370m West Midlands schools PFI

Addleshaw Goddard, Trowers & Hamlins and White & Case have helped close a schools PFI project in the West Midlands. The firms acted on the first stage of the £370m ­Wolverhampton City ­Council Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project. The scheme involves modernisation of buildings, ICT and facilities for the 26 schools that educate secondary […]

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Hogan Lovells makes first lateral with Wilmer Hale partner

Hogan Lovells has made its first lateral hires since its merger went live on 1 May. Partner Suyong Kim will join the firm’s antitrust, competition and economic regulation practice within the next few weeks from Wilmer Hale. She joins along with counsel Karman Gordon and Christopher Hutton. Kim, who focuses on UK and EU competition […]

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The location of Taylor Vinters’ new London office says a lot about the Cambridge firm’s ambitions, according to chief executive Matt Meyer. The firm’s new City base is in Tower 42, which until recently was the tallest building in the City and remains one of its most iconic. “We’re trying to differentiate ourselves and show we’re […]

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