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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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In brief: It was bad news for Mick

It was bad news for Mick, but good news for Jerry’s lawyer, the high-profile Sandra Davis. Supermodel Jerry Hall, who filed for divorce from her adulterous Rolling Stone husband Mick Jagger, has appointed Davis at niche media law specialists Mishcon de Reya as her legal representative. Davis, who has also handled the divorce of Princess […]

Clifford Chance ties the knot in Bangkok

The prospect of international investors seeking corporate bargains in South East Asia, as the financial crisis eases, has prompted the merger of Clifford Chance’s Thailand office and leading Thai firm Wirot International. The new firm, Clifford Chance Wirot, will have 29 lawyers, including four from KPMG Peat Marwick, and comes after eight months of what […]

In brief: Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain says a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal will stop parties unconnected with a court case from undertaking fishing expeditions through previously publicly unavailable documents. In response to an application by insurance firm FAI, who wanted to inspect a wide range of documents even though they were not part of the […]

Peers plan attack on reforms

Peers from across the political spectrum are planning attacks on the Access to Justice Bill when it reaches the committee stage this week. More than 200 amendments are being proposed from opponents and sympathisers alike, as the Lords debate the Access to Justice Bill for four days over the next fortnight. At the forefront of […]

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