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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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Fladgate kicks off reporting season with 8 per cent revenue rise

Fladgate has posted a provisional 8 per cent rise in turnover for the 2012/13 financial year, with total revenue rising from £25.9m to £28m. The firm’s results, among the first of the 2012/13 financial year, were achieved partly through the continuation of a recruitment campaign that last year saw eight partners join the CoventGarden-based firm. […]

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Dundas exits continue as corporate partner joins Wedlake Bell

Dundas & Wilson has seen another partner exit the firm with City corporate specialist Julian Mathews joining Wedlake Bell as part of double hire for the London firm. Mathews specialises in M&A, private equity and corporate real estate, with a particular focus on the hotel, restaurant and leisure sectors. He led the hotel sector team […]

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BLP management rejig sparks client base shift

BLP shake-up sees firm facing up to a world of changed priorities First corporate head John Bennett moves to an international role. Then real estate head Robert MacGregor becomes chairman, to be replaced by Chris de Pury. Berwin Leighton Paisner(BLP) is seeing a generational shift in its departmental leadership. At least de Pury’s accession continues […]

The latest word on changes in employment law

This briefing from Walker Morris looks at the latest word on changes in employment law. It considers those changes that are already in force, those coming into force later this year, and those expected in 2014–15. The firm also looks at changes that currently face an uncertain future. If you are registered and logged in […]

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