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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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DLA Piper boosts Tokyo, HK with raids on US, Aussie firms

DLA Piper has boosted its Asia offering by hiring two new partners for its Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. Corporate finance specialist Koji Ishikawa joins DLA Piper’s Tokyo office from US firm O’Melveny & Myers as a partner, while cross-border IPO and M&A specialist Esther Leung joins the firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner […]

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Privy Council dismisses Lovells’ legal validity defence in Pitcairn rape case

Lovells suffered a defeat in the Privy Council at the end of last month (30 October) after acting pro bono for four Pitcairn islanders accused of rape, indecent assault and incest. Litigation partner Rosalind Reston (who has since retired from the firm) defended the men as they took their appeal against conviction to the highest […]

Lovells struggles at six-month mark

Lovells has had a disappointing start to 2006-07, reporting a modest 4 per cent increase in turnover for the first six months of the financial year. Revenue at the top 10 City firm inched up to approximately £205m. However, Lovells’ London office posted flat half-year results for the first half of the financial year. Lovells […]

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