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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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Channel Islands demand EU fair play

Reports being drawn up by law firms in the Channel Islands on the future of their transparency and tax regimes are likely to spark a political war that will include the EU, the UK Government and other European tax havens The reports’ conclusions, due to be sent to the Jersey government as part of its […]

Morgan Cole chair offers hope

Morgan Cole insurance head Robin Havard will become the troubled firm’s next chairman As revealed on www.thelawyer.com/ lawyernews last week, Havard beat corporate lawyer Graeme Guthrie and litigator Allan Wilson to the job. Sources close to the firm said that Havard is likely to be a stronger chairman than incumbent John Cole, who will return […]

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Hammonds has lost tax partner Nicholas Ashton and property litigation partner Gordon Scott from its Birmingham office. Ashton will join Birmingham rival Gateley Wareing, but Scott’s destination is unknown.

Baker & McKenzie clinches Austrian debut with local merger

Baker & McKenzie has opened an Austrian office following a merger with local 21-lawyer firm Kerres & Diwok.The two founding partners of the Austrian firm, Dr Christoph Kerres and Georg Diwok, have joined Baker & McKenzie’s international partnership. The office will also have two local partners.Baker & McKenzie’s executive chairman Christine Lagarde said the merger […]

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