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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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Healthy competition — OFT refers private healthcare market to CC for investigation

In April 2012, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) referred the private healthcare market to the Competition Commission (CC) for investigation. The Enterprise Act 2002 gives the OFT power to make such a reference if it has reasonable grounds for suspecting that competition for the supply or acquisition of goods or services is not working effectively. […]

The basics of forfeiture explained

It is hardly surprising that in today’s economic climate some tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments. This often leaves landlords in a difficult situation, unsure of their rights and keen to secure an ongoing rental income. This article examines one of the remedies available to landlords in such circumstances: the right of forfeiture. Establishing and […]

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Moves 27 January 2014

Move of the Week Barclays has hired Lloyds Banking Group’s (LBG) head of legal for channels and intermediaries within the retail & wealth division Sian McIntyre. McIntyre has been in senior legal roles within the retail and wealth department since 2008, initially working as head of legal for corporate and commercial. She will join Barclays […]

Slaughters breaks from tradition with first Asia lateral hire

It’s seen as one of the more traditional firms in the City, but today Slaughter and May threw off its conservative cloak. It’s taken two years to materialise , but the firm has unveiled a rare lateral hire – its first in Asia – that will gift it a US practice in Hong Kong. Before […]

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