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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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RPC stands guard over Harry Potter’s secrets

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has sent senior associate Umayya Abu Deeb on an emergency secondment to publishing house Bloomsbury to protect the secrets of the last Harry Potter book before its launch. Defamation and IP partner David Hooper is leading the team from RPC’s City base.He said: “Not to spoil the fun for the children […]

Government runs the rule over attorney general role

A consultation into the role of the attorney general was today (26 July) launched by the Government. The news comes a week after the Constitutional Affairs Committee claimed that the “ancient office” of the attorney general was “not sustainable” (www.thelawyer.com, 19 July). The committee had called for reforms to restore public confidence in the attorney […]

Committee calls for attorney general role to be abolished

The “ancient office” of the attorney general is “not sustainable”, a report by the Constitutional Affairs Committee alleged today (19 July). The committee has called for reforms to restore public confidence in the attorney general. The move comes following the several controversial decisions made over the BAE Systems fraud and the ‘cash for peerages’ investigations. […]

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act gains approval

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act received its Royal Assent today (26 July) after 10 years of campaigning by unions and pressure groups. The act will see companies facing prosecution for manslaughter where their gross negligence leads to the death of individuals. This landmark approval will not only see private companies and organisations liable, […]

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