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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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Financial crisis forces upturn in merger deals between isolationist Italian firms

Merger fever has gripped the Italian legal market as domestic firms join forces to weather the economic storm. This month Camozzi & Bonissoni Varrenti & Associati and Studio Associato LCA merged to form CBA Studio Legale e Tributario (CBA). The move will ­create a new entrant into the ­Italian market with a combined turnover of […]

Tulkinghorn: Links late and the party’s over

A Slaughter and May ­partner was overheard recently recounting this gem: “I was in a phone conference about a year and a half ago with clients who told me that they were ­having problems raising funds due to something called the credit crunch. Crunch dunce A Slaughter and May ­partner was overheard recently recounting this […]

Redundancies: Mid-life crisis

Layoffs are ubiquitous, but mid-market firms are bearing the strain better than their more illustrious counterparts in the magic circle. When Olswang made 10 members of its real estate department redundant back in October 2007 (The Lawyer.com, 16 November 2007), lawyers and the legal press alike were shocked. While the credit crunch had meant deals […]

Work Life Quiz: Ross Bryson, Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/15988_15_rossbryson.gif” />What was your first-ever job?A grouse-beater on the Glenlivet Estate in Scotland – it’s legal to do that there. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Travelling to a holiday resort in the far reaches of the South West to mediate between warring mini cab companies over collection and […]

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