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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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BlackBerry counsel slams US patent litigation system for falling short of Euro standards

Tom Sanchez, the chief patent counsel of BlackBerry manufacturer RIM, has lashed out at the US legal system and called for reform of patent litigation following the company’s $612.5m (£354.8m) payout, which settled one of the highest-profile patent disputes in recent memory. “We’re the poster child as to why there needs to be patent reform,” said Sanchez. […]

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Eversheds has raided Pinsent Masons‘ Manchester office for a five-lawyer corporate team, which includes two partners. Simon Masters and Hannah Kendrick join Eversheds with one associate and two assistant solicitors. The news comes just a week after Cobbetts hired Pinsents Manchester private equity partner Paul Johnson and three lawyers, and dents further the firm’s North […]

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Matrix bags ex-Freshfields solicitor-advocate

Matrix Chambers has boosted its academic expertise with the arrival of a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer solicitor-advocate. Zachary Douglas left Freshfields’ Paris office, where he practised international arbitration, last summer to become a lecturer in international law at University College London. He has now been called to the bar and becomes Matrix’s ninth academic member. […]

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