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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 the partners at Lancashire firm Napthens Solicitors decided to examine their strategy, they looked outside the legal profession for the person who would do the review. The chosen candidate was former HSBC area director Ian Higginbotham. Napthens solicitors” />Chairman: Ian HigginbothamSenior partner: Andrew FergusonTurnover: £4mTotal number of partners: 11 Total number of fee-earners: 30Main […]

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Mission impossible?

Philip Collins is braver than most. The 58-year-old veteran competition lawyer has courageously traded in a relatively quiet spell at a US firm to take on one of the toughest remits in the City – the role of chairman of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Collins is taking the reins at a time when […]

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Eversheds, Berrymans win HoL asbestos-related comp case

Eversheds and Berrymans Lace Mawer have won a controversial House of Lords case limiting the amount of compensation which can be claimed by the victims of asbestos-related diseases. Eversheds, acting for Smiths Docks and British Shipbuilders, and Berrymans, acting for construction giant Corus, successfully fought a conjoined appeal against previous decisions awarding damages to the […]

The final act

Pension fund trustees are looking to the provisions of the Pensions Act 2004 to protect the interests of members in the case of bankruptcy. By Andrew Visintin and Grant Jones Much coverage has been given to the state of UK pensions, with estimates of a pension fund deficit of around £130bn in relation to the […]

The strange decline of A&O banking

And so the Kirkland & Ellis recruitment saga draws to a close with the hire of leveraged finance partner Stephen Gillespie from Allen & Overy (A&O). And so the Kirkland & Ellis recruitment saga draws to a close with the hire of leveraged finance partner Stephen Gillespie from Allen & Overy (A&O). Kirkland’s trawl for leveraged buyout […]

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