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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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Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 18/10/94

JEREMY CLIVE GRATTON, 46. admitted 1972, practised as JC Gratton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, suspended for six months from July 5 and ordered to pay u1,008 costs. Allegations substantiated he practised without current practising certificate and failed to deliver accountants reports. His practice was closed down following Law Society resolution to intervene in December last year. Tribunal […]

Lawyer slams EU over employment 'lunacy'

ANOTHER case of “EU-inspired lunacy”, due to be introduced through legislation this week, means women will not be able to return to work for at least a fortnight after giving birth, McKenna & Co partner Simon Jeffreys says. Jeffreys, who heads the firm’s employment law department, says a requirement in the Pregnant Workers Directive which […]

LAPG sets up franchise user forum

A national franchise-user forum is being set up under the umbrella of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG), despite fears of diverging interests. A steering group was appointed last week to create a franchise sub-committee comprising representatives from each legal aid area. LAPG chair Lyn Devonald says an overwhelming majority of members who had been […]

Linklaters three-in-one office move

LINKLATERS & Paines has announced plans to move three London offices to a new location by 1997. The firm has agreed to a conditional pre-let of Milton House and Shire House, adjoining buildings on Silk Street in the City. Head of marketing Conor Boden says: “We have been looking to bring our three London offices […]

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