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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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London-based White & Case partner Alistair Graham will be joining Mayer Brown’s commercial disputes team as of next week, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal. Graham, who represented former Morgan Crucible CEO Ian Norris against the US Government’s attempts to extradite him (24 February 2012), will join Mayer Brown’s partnership on Monday (21 January) under London […]

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KPMG Abogados has hired former Garrigues tax specialist Pedro Pablo Rodés, making him the firm’s third lateral hire in the past eight months. Rodés joined KPMG’s Barcelona office last week to lead the firm’s Catalonia, Balearic Islands and Andorra divisions. Rodés first joined Garrigues in 1981, was promoted to partner in 1990 and was head […]

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Wragges’ LLPs reveal decrease in top-earner’s pay packet

The highest-earning partner at Wragge & Co took home £648,000 in 2011/12 – a 12 per cent drop from the year before. This is despite the number of partners going down from 119 to 115, according to the firm’s LLP accounts, which were filed this week. The largest Midlands-based firm has a total workforce of […]

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City sackings hit five-year high, reveals Pinsent Masons

Job losses in the City reached the highest level since the peak of the financial crisis in 2008, data obtained by Pinsent Masons has revealed. The data, sourced from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) through a freedom of information request, found that a total of 1,373 financial services employees were suspended or dismissed in 2012 […]

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