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    14/05/2024
    Ungarn

    EU introduces criminal offences and penalties for sanctions violations

    Criminal offencesUnder the Directive, the following conduct constitutes a criminal offence when committed intentionally and in violation of restrictive measures or a national provision implementing restrictive measures:making funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to, or for the benefit of, a designated person, entity or body;failing to freeze funds or economic resources belonging to or owned, held or controlled by a designated person, entity or body;enabling designated natural persons to enter into, or transit through, the territory of a EU member state;entering into or continuing...
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    13/05/2024
    Ungarn

    UK's Accession to the 2019 Hague Convention to ensure enforcement of UK court judgments

    In January 2024, the UK acceded to the 2019 Hague Convention, which unequivocally permits the enforcement of UK court judgments, regardless of whether a jurisdiction clause is exclusive/symmetrical.The UK’s accession to the 2019 Hague Convention brings clarity and certainty regarding certain types of jurisdiction clauses and the enforcement of UK court judgments in other countries in the aftermath of the UK’s departure from the EU in 2020.As a reminder, prior to BREXIT on 31 December 2020, the UK through its EU membership was party to the Lugano Convention, which facilitated the enforcement...
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    10/05/2024
    England and Wales

    Postcode Lottery Ad featuring Emma Willis Wins ASA's Approval

    Introduction:On 1 October 2022, the Advertising Standards Authority (the “ASA”) introduced a new gambling advertising rule (a summary of which can be read here) which strengthened the obligations on gambling operators to ensure the content of their advertisements (“ads”) does not appeal to under 18s. At the time, questions were raised as to what would constitute a “strong appeal”, but a number of rulings since the rule was introduced have provided useful insight into what is likely to fall within scope according to the ASA.The ASA has previously upheld rulings...
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    06/05/2024
    Ungarn

    Hungary passes legislation to expand scope of consumer protection provisions

    The following article summarises the main obligations contained in these legislative updates.Amendment of statutory warranty periods in case of certain non-perishable consumer goodsGovernment Decree No. 151/2003. (IX. 22.) on the Statutory Warranty for Certain Non-Perishable Consumer Goods currently prescribes one-, two- and three-year warranty periods, depending on the sales price of the specific goods. By passing Government Decree No. 93/2024. (IV. 23.) on the Amendment of Government Decrees Related to Consumer Protection, the government made the following changes to statutory warranty periods:Two-year...
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    03/05/2024
    Südafrika

    Access to the beneficial ownership register

    IntroductionFollowing the coming into effect of the General Laws of the Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting Terrorism Financing Amendment Act, 22 of 2022 ("GLA 2022"), companies and close corporations have had to familiarise themselves with the requirements of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission ("CIPC") requiring them to keep beneficial ownership information and, in certain circumstances, to file such information with the CIPC.The keeping of beneficial ownership information was initially meant to serve as a repository of natural persons who own or exercise control over legal entities...
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    02/05/2024
    Ungarn

    Hungary expands scope of child protection measures

    Limitations and bans on the sale of specific products designed for childrenWith effect from 5 September 2021, the amendment to Government Decree No. 210/2009. (IX. 29.) on the Conditions for Performing Commercial Activities introduced special restrictions and prohibitions on the sale of certain products. By passing Government Decree No. 93/2024. (IV. 23.) on the Amendment of Government Decrees Related to Consumer Protection, the government has now broadened the scope of these limitations and bans with effect from 8 May 2024 as follows:It is prohibited to display in a shop window any product intended...
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