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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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Watson Farley pushes revenue up 8 per cent to £56.8m at half-year

Watson Farley & Williams has increased revenue by 8 per cent over the first half of the 2014/15 financial year, reaching £56.8m. The figure continues the growth reported at the end of the last financial year, when the firm increased revenue by 14.6 per cent, taking it from £102.1m to £117m (2 June 2014). The […]

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Collyer Bristow’s Rennie-Smith talks partial priorities and toxic divisionals at FICPI forum

Christopher Rennie-Smith from Collyer Bristow gave a presentation entitled ‘Partial Priorities and Toxic Divisionals’ at the 15th open forum of FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle), which was held in Barcelona from 5–8 November 2014. Rennie-Smith described the legislation and case law of the European Patent Convention on multiple and partial priority, with […]

Ogier BVI office recruits Andrew Wanambwa as dispute litigation partner

Ogier’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office has recruited partner Andrew Wanambwa to its dispute litigation team. Previously at Norton Rose Fulbright, he has experience advising major corporates, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners on a range of large commercial disputes. Wanambwa trained with Clifford Chance in London and is admitted in the UK as both a […]

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