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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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Only one in 40 trainee police station advisers make it back on LAB books

JUST 20 suspended police station advisers have been put back on the Legal Aid Board’s approved register since 800 trainees were suspended last month. The mass suspensions, which affect 44 per cent of all non-solicitor representatives held on the Legal Aid Board’s books, occurred after the trainees failed to hand in portfolios detailing practical examples […]

Bar takes action to deal with harassment

A RAFT of measures to combat sexual harassment at the Bar, including a network of safe haven chambers for victimised barristers, has been welcomed by the Association of Women Barristers. Bar vice-chair David Penry-Davey QC said he recognised the “significant barriers” women had encountered in the profession at a meeting of the women barristers’ group […]

Law Soc gears up for reform debate

THE TABLES could be turned on Martin Mears this week as the man who has persistently described himself as radical tries to stem pressure for wholesale constitutional reform. In a ‘President’s Paper’ outlining his objectives for the year which is to be debated by the Law Society council on Thursday, the new president says major […]

Financing

Travers Smith Braithwaite acted for Clydesdale Bank’s structured finance unit and the London branch of Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale in the provision of a £20 million refurbishment loan to Camberhurst, for the Brunel Centre shopping complex in Swindon. Norton Rose advised Camberhurst.

Irish Bar wig option

BARRISTERS in the Irish Republic have voted by a narrow majority to cut the rule obliging them to wear wigs in court and make the matter optional. The decision, taken in a secret postal ballot of the country’s 1,000 barristers, is designed to pre-empt a Courts Bill being prepared by Irish Justice Minister Nora Owen, […]

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