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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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Larry Cohen suggests a simple way of curbing the paparazzi

Larry Cohen suggests a simple way of curbing the paparazzi. Larry Cohen is head of the intellectual property unit at Hammond Suddards.. With public confidence in the press at an all-time low and Lord Wakeham’s review of the rules governing privacy and harassment seeming to promise little more than greater self-regulation, the time may be […]

Financing

Wilde Sapte acted for the Bank of Scotland on issuing £27.2m-worth of mortgage-backed fixed rate notes and £105m-worth of mortgage-backed floating rate notes

City firms in photo-finish to seal sale of Lola Cars

Motor racing enthusiast lawyers from Manches & Co and Berwin Leighton had four weeks to sell insolvent car manufacturer Lola Cars before the racing season came to an end last month. Lola Cars has contracts to supply all the cars for Formula 3000 and the Indy Lights series but went into administration in May. It […]

Lord Chancellor under fire for appointments pledge u-turn…

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, has refused to face any questioning from the legal profession at this week’s Solicitors’ Annual Conference in Cardiff. Lord Irvine is expected to unveil his long-awaited reforms for legal aid and civil justice at the conference on Saturday. But delegates will not get the chance to quiz the Lord Chancellor […]

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