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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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Slaughters and Linklaters partners lead the pack on LGBT support

Slaughter and May and Linklaters partners have been listed as prominent LGBT allies by diversity networking organisation OUTstanding. Of the 20 business leaders listed, three are partners at law firms, although Fiona Woolf of CMS Cameron McKenna was listed eighteenth for her work as Lord Mayor of London. The allies list accompanies a compilation of […]

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Shoosmiths is celebrating success following the announcement of the recoveries services practice group’s ‘top-tier’ Legal 500 rankings. The directory consulted clients and industry professionals for references, and results show that the recoveries services practice group headed by partner Waine Mannix is at the top of its game. Shoosmiths’ debt recovery work has been ranked top […]

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Navigating an IPO would be a daunting prospect for any in-house lawyer. So, no wonder they’re prepared to dig deep in order to ensure their external counsel is up to the job. Exclusive research from The Lawyer reveals that more companies turned to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for advice on an IPO than any other firm […]

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Kent Legal Services tenders for ABS partner

Kent County Council’s legal division Kent Legal Services (KLS) has today launched a search for a private sector alternative business structure (ABS) partner. The tender document calls for expressions of interest from firms that are already ABSs or prepared to enter the licensing process immediately and capital investment is listed as a priority. The contract […]

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