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Cartels in Romania

Government Emergency Ordinance 39/2017 of 31 May 2017 transposed the EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions (2014/104/EU) into national law and made a number of other amendments to the Competition Law (21/1996), including as follows: • The definition of an undertaking has been modified. • Undertakings that engage in the modern trade of foodstuffs and […]

Social Housing Monthly Law Update – November 2018

By David Isaacson TLT provides monthly law update on all things affecting social housing. Key highlights of this month include:  New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites  Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs): important changes  Government announces new generation of council housing  Continuity of planning (environmental) requirements when the UK leaves […]

Romania: Supreme Court renders decision on the point of law

By Dana Rădulescu, Anca Băițan Supreme Court’s Decision highlights The Supreme Court rendered the Decision no. 53 rendered on June 18, 2018, recently published in the Official Gazette on November 5, 2018, on the point of law (the ”Decision”). To put things in context, we mention that the Supreme Court renders a Decision on the […]

Impact of UK property changes on Jersey and Guernsey structures

The UK Government has announced that with effect from April 2019, it intends to bring non-UK investors into scope for either capital gains tax (“CGT”) or corporation tax (“CT”) on any direct or indirect gains made in relation to investments in UK property. Jersey and Guernsey have responded to the public consultations and liaised with […]

Switzerland – Proposed new class action procedure

By Dr Urs Feller, Nina Lim In Switzerland, typical class actions as known in many other jurisdictions are not available. However, ‘Dieselgate’ and similar cases also affect consumers in Switzerland. If a large number of people suffer the same or similar damage, each has to file their claim individually. While total damages are usually large the individual […]

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Macfarlanes, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Slaughter and May and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are all taking lead roles in the much-anticipated deal between Vodafone and Verizon Communications. Following several weeks of speculation Verizon announced this evening (2 September) it would be buying Vodafone’s 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless, America’s largest mobile network, for […]

By any other name: mistaken identity

By Alexander Kingston-Splatt In the case of Derek Hodd Limited v Climate Change Capital Limited the High Court has delivered a significant judgment that may assist those who fall victim to the consequences of mistaken identity. It is common for businesses to use trading names which bear little or no resemblance to the names of the […]

Future gazing

What a busy first week after the summer break. Clyde & Co found itself an ally in Indonesia, while Allen & Overy’s former Asia restructuring head David Kidd has found a new home at Linklaters. Some are less fortunate, such as K&L Gates’ former Hong Kong partner Navin Kumar Aggarwal, who has been sentenced to […]

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Osborne Clarke beefs up offices in Paris and Brussels

Osborne Clarke has continued its European expansion with two partner hires in its newly formed Paris and Brussels offices. The firm has appointed IP partner Claire Bouchenard to its Paris office, which was set up in July (22 July 2013), and former Linklaters managing associate David Haex to the Brussels office, which opened in June […]

Treasury and IRS adopt ‘state of celebration’ rule for same-sex marriages — implications for employee benefit plans

By Susan Serota, Peter Hunt, Christine Richardson and Marta PorwitThe US Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance treating a same-sex couple as ‘married’ for all federal tax purposes as long as the couple was legally married in a state or foreign country that recognises same-sex marriage, even if the […]

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