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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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In brief: Pressure groups mass against fees hike

Eight voluntary organisations have joined forces to campaign against the Government’s recent court fees hike. In a letter to the Lord Chancellor, the group – which includes the County Court Advisers Group, Legal Action Group, the Public Law Project and the Law Centres Federation – called for further changes following a recent high-court ruling that […]

US firms woo dejected junior barristers

Disillusioned junior barristers are being tempted away from the Bar by US firms in London, according to legal recruitment specialists. Seamus Hoare, of London recruitment consultants Quarry Dougall, which is advertising in Counsel magazine, said he has noticed US firms were increasingly attracting barristers. Scott Collins, who joined Wilmer Cutler & Pickering last November, said […]

In brief: Nelsons woos partner from Sale firm

Alexander Harris partner Edward Myers, who headed the Sale firm’s personal injury department, has moved to the Nottingham practice Nelsons. Myers will join Nelsons as a partner in its personal injury department and head their mental health unit. A member of the Law Society personal injury panel, Myers is also deputy editor of the Journal […]

In brief: Advertising agency targets law practices

A new London company claims to be the first advertising agency to cater specifically for law firms. Reputation, which provides advertising consultancy, concepts and production services for the legal profession, was founded by former Stephens Innocent solicitor Renagh Christopher. She claimed lawyers had only recently considered advertising to win clients. “Instinctively, they do not want […]

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