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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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Richard Gibbs speaks at the Annual Adriatic Conference of Lawyers

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Conyers hires head of private client & trust in Cayman and BVI

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Private Client & Trust team is one of the preeminent international offshore practices in the world. The Firm has recently strengthened that position with the addition of Robert Lindley as Counsel and Head of Private Client & Trust in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

New partner in Paris

Gowling WLG’s Paris office welcomes Alexandra Plain, the newest partner in its real estate team. Admitted to the New York Bar and Paris Bar, Alexandra Plain has extensive knowledge in advising foreign investors, including investment funds, real estate acquisitions and disposals in France and in Europe.

Walker Morris advises on investment in video game developer

A multi-disciplinary team of specialist lawyers from Walker Morris has advised Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) on its £16.5 million investment in the independent video game developer, Team17 Software. The Wakefield-based company, which publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms, is behind several successful game franchises, including Worms, and yet-to-be-released […]

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