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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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Singapore firm WongPartnership has extended its South-East Asia footprint by sealing a strategic alliance with Indonesian firm Makes & Partners. The move comes just weeks after the firm entered Myanmar with a June office launch (23 June 2014). WongPartnership is now present in four of the countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian […]

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Pillsbury taps Paul Hastings for Beijing office launch

San Francisco firm Pillsbury has launched a Beijing base after taking a two-partner team from US rival Paul Hastings. Corporate and securities lawyers David Livdahl and Jenny Jia Sheng, who are also admitted to practise in California and New York respectively, are expected to bring three associates across with them. In addition to his work […]

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Harper Macleod joins forces with Bird Semple to create £23m firm

Scotland’s Harper Macleod is to take over Glasgow-based private client boutique Bird Semple, creating a £23m firm in the process. The deal, which was signed earlier this month and will go live on 1 September, is set to add £2.1m to Harper Macleod’s 2013/14 turnover figure of £21m and bring its partner headcount to 56. […]

No5 team set to take part in Bristol Legal Walk

No5 Chambers has entered a team in the Bristol Legal Walk, which is taking place on 22 September 2014. The Bristol Legal Walk began in 2011. This year, Nick Fluck, president of the Law Society, Ashley Palminteri, president of the Bristol Law Society, Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, and the Lord Mayor will lead the […]

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