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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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No5 Chambers’ S Chelvan invited to roundtable on asylum procedures in Budapest

No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan was an invited participant of an expert roundtable on credibility assessment in asylum procedures in Budapest on 14 and 15 January.  With experts gathered from around the world, including from Canada and New Zealand, the participants discussed legal/doctrinal issues and key concepts, in addition to credibility considerations and the asylum […]

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Scotland’s Burness Paull increases bank balance in year after merger

Scottish firm Burness Paull strengthened its cash position by over £2m in the first full year following the merger of Burness and Paull & Williamsons, with the figure rising from £3.6m to £5.8m. According to LLP accounts filed at Companies House the firm, which was created via the December 2012 merger of Central Belt firm […]

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Members of 11 Stone Buildings are regularly instructed as counsel in arbitral proceedings both in England and internationally.  Members of 11 Stone Buildings are regularly instructed as counsel  in arbitral proceedings both in England and internationally. They also deal with High Court proceedings arising out of the enforcement or challenge to arbitral awards, as well […]

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Fera in Claridges, Mayfair

Nicky Richmond might be in love with Claridges, but she is slightly less enamoured with its restaurant. I am in love with Claridges. I think you get to an age where you just can’t resist. It’s all that Art Deco glamour, the attentive staff and the flattering lighting. What’s not so utterly fabulous, darling is […]

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