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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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Latham PEP falls more than a fifth

Latham & Watkins has posted a 21 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2008 financial year. The top line fall means average PEP at Latham last year stood at $1.8m compared with $2.27m in 2007. Total revenue at Latham also fell in 2008, with a 4 per cent drop […]

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The independent review of the crown dependencies due in spring this year could have advantages for offshore financial centres, but what of the UK itself? Asks Clayton Bonnette. The crown dependency review proposed by the chancellor in his pre-budget report last year is the ideal opportunity for offshore centres to demonstrate the stringent regulatory and […]

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Pinsents stays top of Aim chart

Pinsent Masons remains the top adviser for Aim-listed companies, but DLA Piper has become the firm of choice for the 100 largest Aim clients, according to the latest rankings by Hemscott. DLA Piper added four top 100 clients to its roster during the last quarter and rose from seventh place to first in the Aim […]

Both sides claim victory in Hammonds ruling

Both Hammonds and a group of former partners locked in a profits dispute are hailing a High Court judgment handed down today Mr Justice Warren ruled that the former partners may be bound by the Hammonds partnership deed to pay back anticipated profits which they received over a two year period until 2005. Simon Miller, […]

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