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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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Gerda Diniūtė, senior associate at Eversheds, is participating in the third annual Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations’ Symposium, which is due to take place in Lithuania on 27–28 August. A number of private equity and venture capital industry professionals, practitioners, specialists and amateurs are expected to gather to share their knowledge, experience and […]

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Robin Johnson, head of diversified industrials at Eversheds, has commented on the latest projections for UK manufacturing growth. He said: ‘Everything still points to a strong and sustainable recovery in manufacturing in the UK. The weakness of the eurozone is a negative impact as is the strength of sterling. Long-term investment in training and research and […]

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Washington DC-headquartered BuckleySandler has opened in London, the firm’s first international office. The financial services and financial crime boutique has launched with a single partner, Jamie Parkinson, who joined the firm three years ago from Mayer Brown. Parkinson has relocated from Washington to become BuckleySandler’s partner-in-residence in the City. The firm’s chairman, former Skadden partner […]

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