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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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When Tulkinghorn sent young scribe Brendan Malkin up to York recently, little did either imagine it would turn into a struggle for survival. Somewhat ambitiously, Malkin planned to catch the last train home to London after dinner with the Northern Insolvency Lawyers Association, hosted by president Mark Phillips QC of 3-4 South Square. But those […]

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Tulkinghorn is heartened to hear that good sportsmanship is alive and well in Wales. After trouncing legal rivals in the annual Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge, the team from Cardiff firm Palser Grossman could hardly contain its glee. Employment lawyer James Moss told Tulkinghorn: “It was good to beat every other team of lawyers and to […]

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Dechert gears up for European assault with German launch

Dechert is following in the footsteps of Simmons & Simmons as it recruits sole practitioner Gerhard Kaiser to set up an office in Frankfurt This is the firm’s first foray into Germany, where Kaiser will be charged with building a practice expected to be 12-strong by the end of the year.Kaiser is well known in […]

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