Wright, Rachel – Hot 100

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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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Linklaters cruises to top in 2004 M&A rankings

Linklaters has regained the top spot in the European M&A league tables for 2004, knocking off 2003’s top dog Clifford Chance. According to the Mergermarket’s European league tables for 1 January 2004 to 22 December 2004 Linklaters, which ranked second in the previous year advised on 236 deals worth 197bn euros. Meanwhile, Linklaters’ magic circle […]

Insurance giant Marsh hires GE compliance chief for new role

Marsh & McLennan, the insurance broker at the centre of New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s bid-rigging investigation, has appointed its first chief compliance officer. The New York Lawyer today reported that E. Scott Gilbert, formerly the chief compliance counsel for General Electric and prior to that an assistant attorney for the southern district of […]

Hopkins, Catherine – Hot 100

For a team of lawyers to carve out a favourable settlement in a group action is no mean feat. But Catherine Hopkins, a mere assistant, managed to do exactly that singlehandedly. This extraordinary success raises Hopkins to the top league of group action lawyers in the UK, which, with the Government’s cutbacks in legal aid […]

Friend, Sara – Hot 100

There are few lawyers who can claim to have won an Olympic gold medal, but that’s pretty much what Sara Friend did this summer. In fact, she also played a vital part in winning five silver medals and a bronze. As the British Olympic Association’s head of legal affairs, Friend did not actually run, jump […]

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