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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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Silicone implants deadline looms

LAWYERS have less than two weeks to register clients for the US silicone breast implant settlement, according to personal injury specialists. Lawyer Paul Balen told delegates at a conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers that there had been “a fundamental misunderstanding” of the settlement and it was now down to lawyers to ensure […]

Barrister slams 'mean' tariffs

BARRISTER Robert Latham has called on the Home Secretary to drop his plans for a criminal injuries tariff system and restore the old system of compensation. Speaking at last week’s annual Victim Support meeting, Latham, head of chambers at 1 Pump Court, said that the new system was “mean” and “unfair”, and had been “introduced […]

EU considers limits on fund investment

The European Union is considering a draft communication on the movement of funds and investment services. This would declare illegal certain national restrictions limiting pension fund investment overwhelmingly to local bonds and managers.

Curtains for Harrisons

Byron and Byron, manufacturer of curtain poles, has obtained an interlocutory injunction preventing Harrison Drape infringing copyright in design of one of its curtain poles. The injunction prevented Harrison Drape exhibiting its version of the pole at the Home Interiors Show at London’s Earls Court. Simon Clark of Davenport Lyons says a full hearing is […]

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