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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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Winning back the client's trust

The new presidential team at Chancery Lane has Martin Mears to thank for, hopefully, burying the previous ‘Buggin’s turn’ approach to the Law Society’s highest offices and for the chance to take some of the opportunities which he spurned. Mears has constantly blamed the “old guard” still at the Law Society for his failure to […]

Lloyd's buoyed up by profits

Storm clouds are finally lifting from Lloyd’s of London after the embattled insurer reported record profits and successfully pushed through its rescue plan at meetings held last week. Litigation by Names, many of whom faced financial ruin after the market’s massive losses in the late 1980s, has subsided in the past year. This has helped […]

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A BARRISTER whose holiday in France unexpectedly clashed with a court case gave his closing submission to a Birmingham judge via a video link. The move coincides with the announcement of a pilot telephone summonses procedure launched by judges in Manchester and Liverpool. Under the arrangement in Birmingham Judge Malcolm Potter, who sits at Birmingham […]

'Watershed' first agreement among rival Russian Bars

RUSSIA’S three largest rival groups of lawyers reached agreement for the first time ever at the International Bar Association conference in Moscow this month. Since the fall of communism and the break up of the Soviet Union, groups regulating Russian lawyers have splintered and have been competing bitterly for members. Now, in the first signs […]

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