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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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Scots take flak over hostile complaints culture

Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman Garry Watson has expressed concern at solicitors’ hostility or overly casual attitude when told the Law Society of Scotland is investigating a complaint against them. In his annual report to Scotland’s Secretary of State, Watson says most solicitors were anxious to resolve problems as quickly as possible, but some became aggressive […]

Law practices reap benefit of property market boom

Many medium-sized London law firms are expanding so quickly that they are scouring the City for new office space. According to Jonathan Solomon, commercial property partner at Norton Rose, medium-sized practices are looking to move into new and bigger offices to cope with burgeoning workloads. “In recent weeks, I have had enquiries from four firms […]

Farrer & Co explains how to fire employees

FARRER & Co has produced a guide to the prickly issue of disciplining and firing employees following a sharp rise in the number of unfair dismissal claims reaching the courts. Disciplining and Dismissing Employees – A Guide for Managers is aimed at line managers and advises how to deal with employees without giving cause for […]

Constants takes on Paris-based lawyer

London law firm Constant & Constant has appointed Paris-based sole practitioner Ferdinand Vroom as a partner in its Paris office. Vroom has merged his practice with Constant & Constant to specialise in international shipping, transport and finance law. He qualified as an English solicitor in 1977, was admitted as an avocat in 1993 and ran […]

All in good time

Scottish part-time employees potentially have greater rights than their English counterparts as a result of the differences in approach to the time-bar adopted by the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). Prior to the landmark House of Lords decision in R v Secretary of State for Employment, ex parte EOC (1994), employees who worked for fewer […]

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