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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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In brief: Women challenge Treasury appointments

The Association of Women Barristers is considering challenging the way the Attorney General, John Morris QC, appoints Treasury Counsel in the courts. Such a move would echo solicitor Jane Coker’s sex discrimination claim against the Lord Chancellor’s Department over Lord Irvine’s appointment of Garry Hart as an adviser.

Richards Butler is first in Pakistan

Richard Butler is to become the first foreign firm to open an office in Pakistan. The Islamabad-based office, specialising in banking, privatisation and project finance will be open by the end of February. The firm hopes to open at least one other in Qatar, Dubai or Azerbaijan. London partner Peter Michelmore is being sent out […]

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Mismanagement of information is sapping corporate wealth, says Bill Cannings. Bill Cannings is managing director at Valid Information Systems. Ask any law firm finance committee how much they spent on stationery, rent or entertaining in 1997, and they could tell you in a instant. Ask them how much of their corporate wealth they wasted last […]

Nabarros finds new HQ

Nabarro Nathanson, the largest law firm in the West End, is moving out of the area. The firm’s well-publicised search for new headquarters has come to an end with the announcement that it has agreed to take a 15-year lease on the majority of 2 Theobald’s Court on Theobald’s Road WC1. A spokesman for the […]

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