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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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RTPR Allen & Overy has strengthened its competition, dispute resolution and IP practices with the appointment of Valentin Berea as partner, together with a team of three lawyers, based in Bucharest. Berea has won some of the most notable anti-trust litigation cases, including, together with his team, succeeding in obtaining in court the first significant reduction (of […]

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Has Leeds lost its lustre? That’s the question we posed earlier this month, and trawled through much data to find out. Is the Yorkshire legal market losing out to its rivals across the Pennines? Leeds: Ridings of the storm Leeds Big Six lawyer numbers slump as city’s legal market reinvents itself Outflanked in this War […]

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We assist clients with investigations by the Swiss Competition Commission in connection with cartels, vertical and horizontal co-operation as well as the abuse of a dominant position. In addition, we represent clients in merger control filings with the Swiss Competition Commission and co-ordinate multijurisdictional merger control filings. We also advise our clients on antitrust compliance […]

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Bucks County Council teams up with emergency services group for first local authority ABS

Buckinghamshire County Council has become the first local authority to form an alternative business structure (ABS), after the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) granted it a licence. The new venture, Buckinghamshire Law Plus, becomes effective on 24 November. It will combine the council’s existing in-house team with that of the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority […]

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Wachtell to pursue Deloitte in HP Autonomy row

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz is to pursue Deloitte on behalf of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in an escalation of the company’s row with software firm Autonomy over its doomed 2011 acquisition. Wachtell partner Marc Wolinsky told a San Francisco court on Monday that the company would sue Deloitte over its auditing of Autonomy’s accounts prior to […]

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