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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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Barristers get go-ahead to entertain clients

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has decided against explicitly restricting the extent to which barristers can offer hospitality to solicitors and clients. Instead, the board is recommending a “blush test” to offer guidance as to how far barristers can go. The guidelines recommend that barristers should not offer entertainment that either party would feel embarrassed […]

Linklaters beefs up Dutch presence with double hire

Linklaters has launched two new Dutch practices – tax and employment – with the hire of Stibbe’s head of tax Stef van Weeghel and Simmons & Simmons employment partner Eunice Bruyninckx. With more than 20 years’ tax experience in the Netherlands, Van Weeghel joins Linklaters’ partnership, while Bruyninckx, who leaves Simmons after four years, joins […]

Aluminium giant Rusal loses capital markets guru ahead of London IPO

An overhaul of the legal in-house team at Russian conglomerate Rusal has seen the coordinating lawyer for its IPO quit just as the company announced its concrete plans to list in London. The in-house changes mean the aluminium giant’s legal team no longer boasts the lawyers who coordinated the $30bn (£15.1bn) merger between Rusal, Sual […]

Reed Smith pushes real estate finance with DLA Piper star

Reed Smith Richards Butler has raided the London office of DLA Piper to boost its real estate finance practice. Terry Green will become a partner in the firm’s European real estate finance team in August, working alongside financial services practice head Nola Beirne and real estate partners such as Paul Johnston and Graham Reid. Reed […]

Newcastle’s rising star comes crashing down

Ouach. Just a year after recording City-level average profit per equity partner (PEP) of £712,000, equity partners at Newcastle’s Watson Burton are reeling at a PEP plunge of almost half a million pounds. (see story) Partners at local rivals will be rubbing their hands in Schadenfreude – not least Andrew Hoyle, who was ejected from […]

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