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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 […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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Shoosmiths advises Learndirect on two training acquisitions

Corporate specialists at Shoosmiths have advised UK-based online learning provider Learndirect on two linked acquisitions of training businesses. Learndirect has bought the shares of TABS Training and the business and certain assets of TLE. The TABS acquisition was led by partner Karen Procter (corporate) with support from partner Karen Fletcher (employment) and associate Lisa On-Iam […]

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In Global Legal Review’s Corporate Tax, Selen İbrahimoğlu Güreş and Selman Koç from Cerrahoğlu review corporate taxation policy in Turkey, noting significant technical developments and trends in taxation policy… If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Cerrahoğlu briefing. If not, please register […]

Allen & Overy advises Co-operative Group and Co-operative Bank on plan to generate capital

Allen & Overy is advising the Co-operative Group and the Co-operative Bank on the comprehensive plan announced on 17 June 2013 to generate capital for the bank and provide stability. The group has agreed to support the capital requirements, which will involve: An exchange offer to investors in the bank’s subordinated capital securities; at least […]

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Lawyers on Demand (LoD), the Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)-backed legal resourcing business which has until now provided lawyers to in-house teams and other law firms on a secondment basis is rolling out a new pay-as-you-go service. The new business line is branded LoD On Call while the secondment business line has been re-branded LoD On Site. […]

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