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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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Collyer Bristow hires family law practitioner Sue Breen

London-based law firm Collyer Bristow has announced that it has recruited experienced family law practitioner Sue Breen from Hodge, Jones & Allen. Breen is a member of the association of lawyers for children and specialises in handling complex family cases including adoption, surrogacy, special guardianship, leave to remove and issues arising from same-sex relationships. She […]

Ashurst Brussels partner finds new roost at Bird & Bird

Brussels is often seen as the centre of Europe, home to the EU parliament and much of the EU bureaucratic structure and operations. Most international firms have a Brussels office of some sort, creating ample opportunity for recruitment. The latest firm to pick up a new Brussels partner is Bird & Bird, which has turned […]

The euro and currency unions

This paper reviews the role of the euro in the context of the formation and break-up of currency unions. Allen & Overy considers the impact not just in relation to sovereign states but also corporations and banks. The paper deals with various questions raised by market participants about what would happen if the euro broke […]

Hill Dickinson to pilot centralised billing

Hill Dickinson has become the latest firm to moot plans to create a new centralised billing system in order to reduce lock-up and increase efficiency. The defining feature of the new system is likely to be a move away from lawyer-led billing to a dedicated centralised billing team taking responsibility for generating bills. The firm […]

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