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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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Teare becomes fourth new High Court judge this year

Quadrant Chambers’ head Nigel Teare QC is to become the newest High Court judge, the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) announced yesterday (31 July). Teare’s appointment follows the recent announcement that Mr Justice Leveson has been promoted to the Court of Appeal after the retirement of Lord Justice Brooke. He is the fourth High Court […]

A&O and Sidley take first half debt crown

The Allen & Overy and Sidley Austin debt teams have dominated the European capital markets during the first half of 2006. Linklaters continues to lead the charge in equities while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer wins top spot in IPOs in Thomson Financial’s European capital market tables for the second quarter. A&O maintained its lead position for […]

No smooth sailing for silks list

Perhaps the biggest criticisms of the new silk appointment process have come from those who acted as referees. Initially positive reactions from hour-long telephone conversations with recruitment consultants turned to disbelief when written references were sent for approval. It seems that our learned friends had trouble understanding the new process and became terribly upset when […]

Private client team flees Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has axed its four-lawyer private capital team, which will join Lawrence Graham in September. Simmons was one of the few big City firms still offering advice to private clients, but the firm’s renewed focus on banks and corporate means the practice no longer fits into its business strategy. Simmons managing partner Mark […]

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