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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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Jones Day snaps up GE and Shearman & Sterling trio for cross-Atlantic M&A practice

Jones Day has announced that three partners, two from General Electric (GE) and one from Shearman & Sterling, are set to join the firm’s M&A practice in its London and New York offices.  GE’s UK general counsel Benedict O’Halloran will join in London, while GE executive counsel for M&A George Flemma and Shearman & Sterling’s Latin […]

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Private equity: keep out

Can City firms close the door on line of PE staff heading out for US practices? A big private equity hire can make or break a firm’s sponsor-side practice. So, it is no wonder that firms are eager to wade into the bun-fight that continues to rage over the City’s relatively small pool of private […]

Gubbins

Document management peer panel: The madding cloud

Document management technology is changing quickly, adding complexity to the efficiency versus security debate Q: What are the biggest issues in relation to document production/management in law firms? Jennie Gubbins, senior partner, Trowers & Hamlins: Managing change internally, and building trust is paramount. Working alongside your PA/secretary on a daily basis means the secretary gets to […]

Dubai

Nabarro adds three lawyers to Dubai office

Nabarro has doubled its Dubai office, adding a Dentons associate, local barrister and counsel in a bid to beef up its constructions disputes practice overseas. Dentons energy associate Nick Kramer joins the firm as a partner and head of commercial and construction in the Middle East. He is joined by local counsel Aarta Alkarimi and […]

No5 Chambers’ Tim Pole prosecutes in HSE v Akram and Inam Hussain

Tim Pole of No5 Chambers has prosecuted in a case that saw two brothers from Stoke-on-Trent handed prison sentences after they exposed at least seven workers to asbestos.  Stafford Crown Court heard that neither A Hussain or I Hussain was qualified or experienced in construction, demolition or refurbishment work and nor were they licensed to remove […]

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