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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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US firm grabs Dentons' tax head

DENTON Hall has lost the head of its tax department to US firm Sidley & Austin’s expanding City operation. Tax specialist Drew Scott, an equity partner with Denton Hall since 1988, will be moving to the US firm once his leaving terms are finalised. He will be charged with setting up a tax department and […]

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The trial is scheduled to begin at the Old Bailey this week of Londoner Barry Mutton who is accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, raping her and then dumping her at a motorway service station. And on 27 February the trial is due to begin, also at the Old Bailey, of Milton Wheeler who is […]

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Deep in the bowels of 65 Holborn Viaduct toil the messengers of Lovell White Durrant. The fact that this function is internally named the general office as opposed to the post room gives a good indication of its importance. The messengers’ day starts at 7.30am with a concentrated team effort on Royal Mail opening and […]

In brief: Rochfort to head benevolent association

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