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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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A sure financial success

Alison Clarke says that despite a drop in work at the bar, financial services barristers are working harder than ever Although some areas of the bar may be facing a downturn, the financial services sector is not one of them. If anything, it is booming. Indeed, solicitors and barristers predict an increase in growth in […]

Baker Botts cuts back in Moscow as deputy quits

US firm Baker Botts is dramatically scaling down its Moscow practice as the deputy head of the office joins Lovells. Georgy Borisov, deputy of Baker Botts’ representation in Moscow, is joining Lovells as a senior associate specialising in oil and gas. Another two lawyers are understood to have left Baker Botts’ depleted office, although it […]

Scuffle of the week

UK v Europe. The UK government has been ordered to allow consenting groups of gay men to engage in sex privately in another landmark ruling from seven judges at the Strasbourg court. The government was forced to pay £20,929 in compensation to a gay man who was charged with the offence. The judges ruled that […]

Equitable strife

The Equitable Life battle pitted two of the bar’s greatest rivals against each other – Tony Grabiner and Jonathan Sumption. But just before the case got to the House of Lords, Equitable Life switched from Grabiner to Elizabeth Gloster. Chris Brock reports. As most financial advisers will tell you, one of the most important things […]

Tony Wollenberg

The cool attitude of Rakisons co-founder and senior partner Tony Wollenberg makes him the perfect man to see the firm through its US merger with Steptoe & Johnson. Julia Cahill meets the gambling man

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