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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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Richard Moon has united two passions at the offices of Blythe Liggins. The regional firm’s office in Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, now houses the headquarters of the Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA). Moon, head of employment law at Blythe Liggins and former rugby international, set up RUPA in February. He said: “Without Blythe Liggins’ support […]

Cherchez les femmes

According to Bar Council records, women now make up nearly 23 per cent of barristers in private practice. However, the proportion of women practising in commercial fields is lower. The Commercial Bar Association has 756 members, of whom 105 are women, while the Chancery Bar Association currently has 714 members, of whom 117 are women. […]

Top UK firms in partnership boom

The UK’s leading law firms are appointing large numbers of new partners reflecting a surge in business not seen since the end of 1991 Gulf War. One of the main factors driving the increase in partner numbers is the explosion of takeover activity in the City bringing in tens of millions of pounds in advisory […]

Lord Taylor backs funds for Witness Service

Lord Chief Justice Taylor has called for funding to extend a witness support scheme to magistrates courts. The Witness Service is available in every Crown Court in England and Wales from this month. The national scheme, run by Victim Support, provides information and support to witnesses, victims and their families attending court. Speaking at Newcastle […]

Inns staff roll up their sleeves

The staff and students of the Inns of Court School of Law will roll up their sleeves and give blood this week to help the plight of a five-year-old girl with acute leukaemia. The young girl, Charlotte Shroder, requires a bone marrow transplant, but has a rare type of marrow that has not found a […]

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