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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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Conyers named Best Offshore Law Firm at MENA FM Fund Services Awards

Conyers Dill & Pearman has been named Best Offshore Law Firm at the second annual MENA Fund Manager Fund Services Awards. The awards paid tribute to the service providers who have shaped the MENA funds industry in 2013. The firm was presented with the Best Offshore Law Firm award at a lunchtime ceremony on 14 January in […]

Conyers advises Premier Oil on £500m euro medium-term note programme

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The heat is on for small firms without succession plans The recession after the global financial crisis of 2007 brought widespread malaise to the business community, and the legal profession has not been immune to infection. Greatly reduced demand for conveyancing services as the property market stagnated was just one pressure faced by law firms. […]

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Elizabeth Shepherd, renewable energy expert at Eversheds, has commented on the UK government’s latest announcement on shale gas incentives. Shepherd said that the announcement that local authorities will receive all business rates from shale gas schemes, as well as an industry-pledged one-per-cent share in the profits and £100,000 per well, is indication that the government […]

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