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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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T&N fails in appeal bid

THE FAILED High Court appeal by engineering company T&N over asbestos-related illness claims will have implications for similar cases, says a lawyer involved in the hearing. The Court of Appeal last week upheld a decision awarding damages to two victims of asbestos-related disease. It ruled T&N should have known asbestos dust could cause injury to […]

Lithuanians discover British tactics

BRITISH lawyers have taken their skills to Lithuania in a seminar organised by the Trainee Solicitors’ Group. The event, at the end of last month, was part of a twinning project with the Lithuanian Young Bar Association and was funded by the European Union and the Foreign Office. Its aim was to give young lawyers […]

AMA steps up threat of action over CCT plans

LOCAL government lawyers have endorsed council threats to take legal action against the Government if it goes ahead with plans to extend compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) to white collar work. The initiative is being led by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities (AMA) with the support of the Association of District Councils and the Association of […]

Fund for societies attacked

A CHALLENGE fund set up by Chancery Lane to help local law societies pay for new initiatives has been dismissed as a “sop” by the president of one of the country’s largest societies. The Law Society has invited local societies across the country to apply for a slice of the £25,000 fund by submitting projects […]

A&O promotions

Allen & Overy has promoted six of its solicitors to partnership in its Far East offices. They are: litigation solicitor Mimmie Chan, property lawyer Philip Walden and corporate lawyer Neal Stender , at the Hong Kong office; Angus Duncan, international capital lawyer, who is being relocated from London to Tokyo; banking lawyer Fiona Rice, at […]

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