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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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A&O in alliance talks with Singapore firm

ALLen & Overy has confirmed speculation that it is discussing a joint venture with leading Singapore banking firm Shook Lin & Bok. Both are reaching the final stages of negotiations to put forward a bid for one of only five licences available from the country’s government. If granted, the licence would permit the two firms […]

Senior partner steps down as Richards Butler changes title

Richards Butler’s senior partner is stepping down after nearly a decade in the job, to become head of the firm’s employment practice. Tim Archer, who has served three consecutive terms as senior partner, is filling the void left by highly-rated employment partner Georgina Keane, who left the firm in February to join Lawrence Graham. Archer […]

Denton Wilde Sapte scores government PPP hat trick

Denton Wilde Sapte, Freshfields and Simmons & Simmons have beaten off four firms to win places on the Treasury Solicitor’s first Private Public Partnership (PPP) panel. The firms will handle all PPP government work and will deal predominantly with the Home Office. The firms won places after undergoing a lengthy tendering process beginning in February, […]

Weil Gotshal woos top duo for Germany

Weil Gotshal & Manges has poached the head of the German Takeover commission together with a former Jones Day Reavis & Pogue partner to launch its Frankfurt office. The office will be the firm’s first in Germany, although it already has three bases in eastern Europe. Banking regulatory expert Josef Tobien had a leading role […]

Dutch firm joins DLA alliance

DLA has confirmed that Dutch firm Schut & Grosheide has agreed to join its European Alliance DLA & Partners in the next few weeks – and says that another four firms will join within six months. The two firms are already working on joint ventures together after five months of talks. Talks between the two […]

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