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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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THE Law Society and the Bar Council have been asked by the government to draw up proposals for a loan scheme to help budding lawyers fund their vocational training. The move follows a meeting between Bar Council chairman Robert Owen QC, Phillip Sycamore, the president of the Law Society, and Education Minister Kim Howells last […]

Leading New Zealand judge questions QC title tradition

LEADING niche IT sole practitioner Arnold Segal has joined Theodore Goddard to take up the new post of head of its IT law practice. At the City firm, Segal will head a cross-departmental team of 17 solicitors made up of IP, corporate, competition and entertainment specialists. Segal set up his own practice in 1986 and […]

Leaked info case rejected

The Law Lords have refused leave for an appeal in Propend Finance Pty & ors v Sing & anor. The appeal moves by Australian company Propend followed failure in the High Court and the Court of Appeal to bring contempt proceedings over the release of confidential information which it claims was obtained from documents originally […]

The case for fairer sentencing

Roger Pearson looks at two recent appeals which have highlighted the need for more guidance on sentencing in contempt cases. Two recent Court of Appeal decisions serve as a signpost warning to courts throughout the country not to impose excessive sentences for contempt of orders in matrimonial cases, even if the contempt involves physical violence. […]

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