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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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Fladgate Fielder advised the government of the province of British Columbia on the granting of a lease on part of British Columbia House, Regent Street, London, to the British Tourist Authority for a term of 15 years. The British Tourist Authority was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp.

Time for action on the MDPs question

The thorny issue of multidisciplinary practices (MDPs) is one which has occupied the legal profession for some years now. But while the philosophical arguments have provided much fodder for debate, the reality is that MDPs are a fact of life, thanks to the proactive approach of the Big Six accountancy firms, most of whom have […]

Are privacy laws the answer to harassment?

Following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, many have questioned whether the law could have played a more protective role. Elizabeth Davidson asks lawyers for their views. The Lawyer asked leading lawyers to give their response to calls for the introduction of a privacy law following the death of Princess Diana. Razi Mireskandari of […]

Lord Irvine:flying too close the sun?

The comparison Lord Irvine made last week between himself and Cardinal Wolsey caused many in the legal profession to cringe. Power crazed, some said. A rather severe case of egomania, said others. However, at a time when the legal profession is most concerned about the imminent privatisation of legal aid, most put it down to […]

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