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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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Leading pioneer of woman’s rights at the Bar, Barbara Calvert talks about career and family to Chris Fogarty Last year in the Kendal County Court in Cumbria, two elderly lawyers stepped into the courtroom to represent a mother fighting a claim over unpaid school fees. Lead counsel was a compact, complete barrister, relishing the adrenaline […]

Local authorities fight added liability

A case which is to go to the House of Lords could see more local authorities called to account for negligence, reports Roger Pearson A case with major implications in respect of social service and local authority accountability has been given leave by the Court of Appeal to go to the House of Lords. The […]

Pittaway latest to 5leave Fox & Gibbons' Dubai office

Fox & Gibbons’ Dubai office has lost its third office head in less than three years. Former Dubai resident partner Jane Pittaway has left the firm to join Birmingham-based Wragge & Co as a commercial partner. She took over as managing partner in Dubai when the previous incumbent Christopher Dixon resigned 18 months ago. Dixon […]

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