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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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CMS Strommer first foreign firm to open Belgrade office

CMS Strommer Reich-Rohrwig Karasek Hainz is opening an office in the Serbian capital Belgrade, its second new office this year. The Austrian-based firm claims to be the first foreign practice to open in the war-torn region. The office will be headed by dual-qualified partner Radivoje Petrikic, an international transaction specialist. Earlier this year CMS Strommer, […]

Rittershaus and Keiper merge

Mannheim firm Rittershaus Wissmann & von Rosentiel is to take the unusual step of merging with an accountancy and tax consultancy firm instead of joining an international network. The merger with Keiper Botzke Berger and Berizzi aims to create a one-stop shop for mittelstand (medium-sized) clients. It is also seen as a step designed to […]

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A&O and Slaughters head for court with Lincoln and Charter

Allen & Overy and Slaughter and May are drafting in litigation heavyweights as the collapsed deal between engineering companies Lincoln Electric and Charter teeters on the brink of court action. It is believed to be the first time a target company has considered bringing legal proceedings against a potential buyer on a recommended bid. The […]

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