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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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Law Society goes on-line

The Law Society’s Policy Committee has given the green light to a computer system that will allow council members to go on-line and communicate with each other over the information superhighway. A central bulletin board will only be accessible to staff and council members, and will allow them to receive information and input ideas. Treasurer […]

Police arrest 17 ex-employees of South West firm Robinsons

Seventeen former employees of disbanded West Country law firm Robinsons have been arrested and questioned by the Serious Fraud Office, which is investigating alleged misuse of legal aid funds. The 12 men and five women were arrested over the weekend of 26 and 27 April in a series of raids on their homes by SFO […]

In support of Pembridge

I can sympathise with Law Society Council member Roger Wilson’s response in shutting his eyes at the sight of Eileen Pembridge breastfeeding her baby (Tulkinghorn, The Lawyer, 29 April). Some of us sitting on the press bench long to do the same when he gets up to make yet another intervention. Happily, however, we are […]

In brief: Cardiff neighbours combine resources

Welsh firms and next door neighbours in Cardiff, JA Hughes Walter & Hopkins and Rees Wood & Terry, have merged to form a 12-partner, 70-staff firm to be called JA Hughes with Rees Wood & Terry. It has two offices in Cardiff and three in Barry.

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