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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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Immigration office accused of 'hidden agenda' on applications

“KAFKAESQUE” bureaucracy at the immigration department’s public enquiry office (PEO) has led to accusations by leading lawyers in the field of a “hidden agenda” at the Home Office to downsize the office. “Ridiculous” scenes of trainee solicitors and clerks queueing from 1am in the morning to ensure delivery of documentation for foreign businesspeople’s residence and […]

£1m of client money goes missing in stamp duty scam

SEVERAL FIRMS in Ireland have lost about £1m of client money to a major stamp duty counterfeiting scam. Negotiations are currently under way between the Law Society of Ireland and the 20 affected firms’ professional indemnity insurers to decide who should pay the money back to clients. Two firms were particularly hard hit and it […]

Flotations

Woking solicitors Robbins Olivey acted for Surrey-based IS Solutions on its £6.4m share placing and listing on AIM. Martineau Johnson acted for the nominated adviser

Accountants held accountable

London’s exclusive St James’s Club is seeking £138,000 damages from BDO Stoy Hayward. It accuses the accountancy firm of failing to detect thefts by its former deputy manager and is seeking, inter alia, damages for alleged breach of contract and negligence, along with payment of the £122,531 which it says was stolen and a further […]

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