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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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Beachcrofts raids LG for insolvency leader

Beachcroft Wansbr-oughs has hired Lawrence Graham’s former co-head of corporate recovery Mike Stubbs, doubling the partner capacity in its fledgling insolvency practice Until now, Beachcrofts partner Peter Rees has run a general insolvency practice on his own. Beachcrofts is hailing Stubbs as the man to help the firm gain crucial corporate recovery contacts, particularly with […]

Landlord forces Skjerven partners to pay their rent

Skjerven Morrill, the San Francisco firm that collapsed shortly after Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, is facing a massive bill for unpaid rent after its landlord launched a suit against its former tenant The firm, which held space in the Boston Properties-owned Three Embarcadero Center, owes $142,000 (£90,000) and potentially huge costs after bowing out of […]

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Ex-Camerons lawyer takes lead role at ELF

The Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) has appointed Pamela Castle as chairman of its board of trustees. Castle, formerly the head of environmental law at CMS Cameron McKenna, joined ELF on 1 March 2003. She replaces Stephen Hockman QC, leader of the south eastern circuit, who remains on the board of trustees.Castle, who is also co-chair […]

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