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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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February proved to be another bumper month for corporate finance lawyers with the biggest M&A deal of the year (Suez’s €70bn (£47.96bn) merger with Gaz de France) being announced. CITY REPORT February proved to be another bumper month for corporate finance lawyers with the biggest M&A deal of the year (Suez’s €70bn (£47.96bn) merger with […]

Revision decisions

The Commercial Court’s hearings and evidence submission processes are under a working party review. David Lewis reports The Admiralty and Commercial Court Guide, setting out the procedure of those courts and so of importance to all practitioners using them, is under review. A working party has recently produced its draft recommendations which will, following a […]

Private matters

Balancing private rights and the rights of the public will be easier in the wake of the Green Corns case ruling. David Casement and Julian Diaz-Rainey report The House of Lords in Campbell v MGN, recognised that the tort of misuse of private information has come of age. The need for this clear recognition arose […]

Deals roundup

Addleshaws helps Admiral with pub acquisitions Addleshaws helps Admiral with pub acquisitionsAddleshaw Goddard has advised longstanding client Admiral Taverns on the acquisition of 376 pubs from KUC in a deal worth more than £137m. The deal was turned around quickly, with due diligence and the exchange of contracts completed in just 10 days. Real estate […]

Slaughters loses second corporate partner in HK

Slaughter and May has reaffirmed its commitment to its Hong Kong practice after it lost its second corporate partner from the office in the past three months. Slaughters practice partner David Frank told The Lawyer that Paul Chow’s move to Linklaters was motivated by Linklaters’ presence in mainland China. “Paul’s always been very keen on having […]

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