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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: Insolvency – 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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The Patents County Court: a court with clout

One of the most striking features of the intellectual property (IP) landscape over the last year or so has been the burgeoning reputation of the Patents County Court (the PCC) under the leadership of HH Judge Birss. We have commented elsewhere on the benefits the PCC can bring as a competent, progressive, accessible forum for the […]

Guide to buying and selling property in Jersey

Jersey’s system of freehold conveyancing has its origins in the Public Registry established by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1602. Contracts are still passed before the Royal Court of Jersey on Friday afternoons and have been written in English since 2006. When Ogier acts for the seller, it prepares a draft deed of sale for the […]

Temporary aircraft registration certificates to be issued by the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation

Conyers Dill and Pearman provides legal services to numerous clients with Bermuda-registered aircraft. In an aim to maintain Bermuda’s status as a pre-eminent offshore aircraft registration and financing jurisdiction, the Conyers team has worked closely with the BDCA to address the ongoing needs of its clients. Recently, it has been suggested that temporary or ‘storage’ […]

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Rajah & Tann formalises enlarged Malaysian association

Rajah & Tann has expanded its coverage in Malaysia with associate firm Kamilah & Chong completing a three-way merger to create enlarged firm Christopher & Lee Ong. Rajah & Tann has been in an association relationship with Kuala Lumpur-based Kamilah & Chong since 2007. Recently, the local firm has merged with two other local outlets […]

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Freshfields hires India capital markets partner from Linklaters

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Linklaters’ Singapore partner Arun Balasubramanian to co-head the firm’s India group. Balasubramanian is a US qualified lawyer, with a focus on India-related capital markets and corporate transactions. He has worked on many of the largest securities offerings by Indian companies, including the $700m (£470m) AIM listing of Unitech Corporate Parks, […]

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