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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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BLP restructuring head quits, making it three for Jones Day

Ben Larkin, the head of the restructuring practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has become the latest high-profile partner to quit the firm. Larkin, who joined BLP in 2002 from Dechert where he was a partner (5 August 2002), is joining Jones Day as de facto head of the London restructuring practice. He specialises in […]

Financial services lawyer Andrew Henderson joins Eversheds’ London office as partner

Eversheds has appointed financial services lawyer Andrew Henderson as a partner in the London office. He joins the firm from Ropes & Gray, where he has worked since 2011 as counsel. Henderson’s practice involves advising investment advisers, fund managers and broker dealers on all aspects of UK and European financial services regulation as well as […]

DLA Piper advises Laureate Education on purchase of THINK: Education Group

DLA Piper has advised Laureate Education on its recent acquisition of SEEK’s remaining 80 per cent interest in THINK: Education Group and its subsidiaries for AUD112m (£61m). Laureate Education is an international network of institutions of higher education with more than 75 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programmes to nearly […]

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Unilever Italy GC Giulia di Tommaso

Giulia di Tommaso at Unilever Italy epitomises the changing face of Continental in-housers, as companies recognise the strategic value that lawyers can bring The development of the in-house market in Europe is lagging behind that of the UK’s. While European general counsel are gradually gaining influence, many do not yet have the clout of their […]

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