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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: Insolvency – 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 […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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Courts confirm Dodd-Frank whistleblowers must report to the SEC

By Nicolas Morgan, Michael J Sheehan and Grant P Alexander A recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act only confer protections to whistleblowers who report conduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Dodd-Frank encourages individuals to […]

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Clifford Chance drafted in for RBS SME investigation

Clifford Chance partners Carlos Conceicao and Kelwin Nicholls have been hired by RBS to lead an investigation into claims that the bank forced small companies it owed money to into closure to make a profit. The investigation was launched yesterday (25 November) after two reports, one by Sir Andrew Large and a second for business […]

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Baker & McKenzie seeks closer ties with African relationship firms

Baker & McKenzie is making efforts to deepen its relationships with African firms, last week hosting a meeting for 25 local firms from across the continent in London. Representatives from 13 countries attended Baker & McKenzie’s inaugural African Relationship Law Firm Conference last week (21/22 November), including lawyers from countries such as Angola, Ghana, Kenya, […]

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DAC Beachcroft picks up two partners from Watson Burton

Watson Burton has lost another two partners, this time around to DAC Beachcroft in Newcastle. Litigator Warren Kemp and transactional lawyer James Harrison joined DAC Beachcroft’s construction and engineering practice on 1 November. The two join just months after Watson Burton construction and engineering chief Roddy Gordon left earlier this year to head DAC Beachcroft’s […]

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Bank of Ireland hires new UK general counsel

The Bank of Ireland has hired John Bennett as general counsel to its UK subsidiary, succeeding Jan Karpinsky who retired earlier this year. Bennett, who formerly worked as transactional head of legal for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS’) wholesale division, now reports to the Bank of Ireland’s group legal services head Gabrielle Ryan.  The […]

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