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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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The dark side of the law

Last week the 50th anniversary Commonwealth Law Conference was held in the spectacularly uninspiring concrete surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster. It was a colourful affair and all human life, as always, was in attendance, with a variety of national dress on show and the concreted halls ringing with accents and languages […]

Partner trio jumps ship from EY Luther for Frankfurt launch

The exodus from German Ernst & Young ally EY Luther Menold shows no sign of slowing after three more partners left to launch a Frankfurt office for Zirngibl Langwieser. Corporate and M&A specialists Gerald Beyer and Volker Rebmann and finance partner Vinzenz Bödeker will jointly run the new office along with a fourth new hire, real estate […]

High Court boosted as DCA appoints David Kitchin QC

Patent star David Kitchin QC has capped off an excellent year by being appointed as a High Court judge in the Chancery Division, it was announced last week. Kitchin is one of five new High Court judges appointed by the Department for Constitutional Affairs. Also joining him on the bench are Cloisters Chambers’ Brian Langstaff […]

Solicitors to shun advocacy as criminal barristers strike

Solicitors will refuse to carry out advocacy in criminal cases during the forthcoming criminal bar strike, even if a court demands that they appear. The Law Society has told solicitors that they must not act, or continue to act, if a client “cannot be represented with competence or diligence”. Additionally, if a solicitor is not qualified as an advocate, […]

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