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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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Ashurst corporate partner Fabio Pizzocheri has joined Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale to launch its London office. Pizzocheri had been a partner at Ashurst since 2010, having joined the firm from now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf.  Many of the current lawyers at Grimaldi are also ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf. The firm, formerly known as Grimaldi e Associati, […]

Is it you? The Lawyer Awards shortlist is revealed

With less than two months to go before the industry’s top awards event, today we reveal the firms, chambers and in-house teams that will be jostling for a gong at The Lawyer Awards, which will be held at Grosvenor House Hotel in June. In contention for Law Firm of the Year are RPC, Slater & […]

DLA Piper acts for Avalara in acquisition of Fuelquest’s excise tax software solutions

DLA Piper has represented Avalara, a provider of a cloud-based software platform that delivers compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, in its acquisition of the line of Zytax energy-related tax automation solutions. Avalara acquired the Zytax offering from FuelQuest, a provider of on-demand software and services for global downstream energy companies. […]

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Pinsents hires Taylor Wessing FD as it prepares for elections

Pinsent Masons finance director Steve Hancock is to retire from the firm as it gears up for the first contested leadership elections since incumbent managing partner David Ryan was elected in 1999. The firm has hired Taylor Wessing finance director Charlotte Beckett to succeed Hancock, who is stepping down after 16 years in the role […]

Wierzbowski Eversheds wins 50 per cent reduction on appeal of regulator’s fine

Wierzbowski Eversheds has achieved a 50 per cent reduction on the appeal of a fine imposed on PTK Centertel (at present Orange Polska) by Poland’s competition regulator. In a judgment announced on 16 April 2014, the Warsaw Court of Appeal amended the decision by Poland’s competition regulator, the president of the Office of Competition and […]

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