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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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Learning from cradle to grave

Martin Richardson looks at a shake-up of training which should lead to continual professional development for solicitors. Martin Richardson is professional development consultant at Berwin Leighton and vice-chair of the Legal Education and Training Group. Lawyers do not like change, but there is plenty of it on the training front at the moment. The colleges […]

Herbert Smith links up to Internet service

HERBERT Smith has become one of the first City firms to install the Cable & Wireless Communications Internet provider, enabling it to distribute legal documents via the Net. Herbert Smith is a member of LegalNet, a telecommunications group serviced by Cable & Wireless Communications which is composed of 13 City firms, including Allen & Overy, […]

Druces & Attlee forms Euro group

CITY FIRM Druces & Attlee has created a 12-firm international alliance and named it Druces International. Under the new alliance, the 18-partner firm will be joined by 11 similar or slightly smaller-sized practices from Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. The group is also looking for firms in Denmark […]

£1m of client money goes missing in stamp duty scam

SEVERAL FIRMS in Ireland have lost about £1m of client money to a major stamp duty counterfeiting scam. Negotiations are currently under way between the Law Society of Ireland and the 20 affected firms’ professional indemnity insurers to decide who should pay the money back to clients. Two firms were particularly hard hit and it […]

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