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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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Appeal Court extends barristers' immunity beyond courtroom

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the concept of barristers’ immunity extends beyond the courtroom door following a case against family lawyer and Labour MP Jean Corston. In a significant decision, the the Appeal Court has ruled that in some instances lawyers who negotiate pre-trial or mid-trial settlements are protected from any subsequent negligence […]

OU set to be largest single provider of law courses

THE OPEN University is on course to become the largest single provider of law degree courses, according to the head of its new degree course. Gary Slapper, formerly director of Staffordshire University’s law degree course, offic ially took up his post this week, but has been working with the College of Law’s director of academic […]

Berman shuts US practice to join Dibbs in New York

Dibb Lupton Alsop has recruited UK lawyer Keith Berman of Bermans in New York, formerly the US office of Bermans in Liverpool, as a consultant for its New York office. Berman’s consultancy position will see him working as a general commercial litigator for Dibbs. According to Dibbs partner Andrew Chappell, he will bring his own […]

The overseas advantage

Ravinder Chahal reports on the experience of the few South African firms that have opted to build an international presence Although much attention has recently been focused on domestic activity, several South African firms have chosen to cast their nets further afield. There have been three South African firms operating in London since the late […]

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