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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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Speechly puts partners’ jobs under review

Several Speechly Bircham partners are facing redundancy as part of the firm’s two-month redundancy consultation. The firm kicked off a redundancy consultation at the end of last November, talking to up to eight lawyers for two months. Speechly refused to comment on how many partners are involved in the talks, but confirmed that the number […]

Chill wind blows as two-thirds of law firm partners admit job security fears

Lawyers are bracing themselves for the worst as economic conditions deteriorate, with only a third of partners feeling secure in their jobs. As we reveal today, only 15 per cent of associates feel safe from redundancy, while only 34 per cent of partners felt strongly that they were secure in their jobs, according to the […]

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Opinion: Guilty firms should dig deep and repay miners

Octogenarian Mr Sheppard was pushed into the Manton Miners Welfare in his wheelchair. Frail, elderly and very sick he waited for an hour before springing into action. He leapt from his wheelchair and launched into a tirade against greedy solicitors. Mrs Beckett listened on; her resolve was quiet but equally firm. After she died, Mrs […]

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Tulkinghorn: cock au vin

The words Gleneagles Hotel conjure up images of a rarefied atmosphere, fine dining and expensive whiskies drunk in crystal glasses by a roaring fire. Not an ex-lawyer’s genitals. But this Christmas hotel guests were treated to an impromptu sexual display from former Dickson Minto property partner Philip Anderson. Eyewitness reports from the hotel’s Deseo restaurant […]

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