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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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No5 Chambers barristers defend in Kidderminster kidnap trial

Barristers from No5 Chambers have defended in a trial that saw six men given jail sentences after kidnapping a man and subjecting him to torture in Kidderminster. The court heard that Wasim Yaqub had been on the run from Tariq Mahmood for four years until 3 August last year, when he was taken to a storage […]

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Texas firm Andrews Kurth hires Norton Rose Fulbright partner in London

Texas firm Andrews Kurth has brought its London partner complement up to five with the hire of Norton Rose Fulbright oil and gas partner John Conlin. Conlin worked at Norton Rose Fulbright for three years representing energy clients in the UK and internationally, in cross-border upstream oil and gas M&A, joint ventures and related projects. […]

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DAC Beachcroft cuts 62 fee-earner and support roles

DAC Beachcroft cut a total of 62 jobs across the business last month following a redundancy consultation that kicked off in May. The firm put 65 jobs into consultation alongside news that it would vacate its Fountain Street office in Manchester, citing changing market conditions and a demand for greater efficiency as the driver behind […]

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