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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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Karanovic & Nikolic’s traditional summer internship programme has begun. Four candidates have been chosen to spend one month working as trainees in the Belgrade office. The training received by the interns is similar to that of a newly graduated associate. Each intern is placed in four different practice areas with a designated mentor who shows […]

No5 Chambers’ Sarah Buckingham prosecutes sex abuse charge teacher

No5 Chambers’ Sarah Buckingham has prosecuted Marcus Marcussen, 91, of Rochford, Worcestershire, who is charged with 28 counts of indecent assault and two charges of indecency with a child against 14 boys between 1957 and 1978. Marcussen has pleaded not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court. He is alleged to have carried out the offences while working […]

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Who needs a PR team when you have Facebook? Jolyon Ellwood-Russell, who has been with DLA Piper since 1999 and was promoted to the firm’s Asia-Pacific partnership in 2011, has not only just quit the firm for Simmons & Simmons, he also announced his move on the social media site. Well, why not? It certainly […]

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