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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 Burton acts pro bono for Traidcraft

Watson Burton is fighting a pro bono IP battle on behalf of one of the UK’s largest fair trade organisations. The row concerns a trademark application covering the word ‘kikoy’, an English corruption of the Kiswahili word ‘kikoi’, which refers to the distinctive wrap skirts worn on the East African coast. The Newcastle-based firm is […]

City firms unite to fight money laundering bill

City firms including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May are working with the Law Society to launch a last-ditch attempt to alter the Government’s money laundering directive. At a round table event at the Law Society president’s official residence on Carey Street early last week, the society agreed to instruct counsel if eleventh-hour […]

Optical delusion

Last week Tulkinghorn pondered on the diversity policy of Birmingham-based Martineau Johnson and the firm’s non-discriminatory policy towards “mental status”, as revealed in its submission for The Lawyer Career Report 2007 (‘You Don’t Have To Be Mad To Work Here…’, 5 March). The firm’s HR team has since been in touch. “The word was ‘marital’,” […]

Indian market moves closer to liberalisation

The influential All India Bar Association (AIBA) is set to recommend that the Indian government opens up its legal services market to foreign lawyers as India’s largest firm Fox Mandal Little revealed plans to launch in London. The firm’s announcement coincides with the end of a week-long visit by the AIBA to the UK, a […]

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