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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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Robocalls: vicarious liability of franchisors under the TCPA

By Barry M Heller In a FranCast issued last year, we reported on a case called Carolyn Anderson v Domino’s Pizza Inc, in which a district court dismissed a claim filed under a state version of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In that case, a consumer sought to hold a franchisor liable for […]

Cowan and Meyer from DLA Piper named in list of top 30 real estate lawyers

DLA Piper has announced that Stephen Cowan, managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, and Michael Meyer, managing partner of the Los Angeles office, have been named in the Daily Journal’s 2013 list of top 30 real estate transactional lawyers. The editors of the Daily Journal identified the 30 top real estate attorneys in California through […]

Lawyers trailing bankers even further in fees stakes

It’s not great news for lawyers. Financial adviser and brokers’ fees on public M&A were double the legal fees during the same period, ringing in at £46.1m and £26.1m respectively. In fact, legal fees accounted for only 26.3 per cent of the total M&A fee figure of £99.3m. In total, 18 takeover offers for publicly […]

Talent wars

Asia disputes head Gavin Lewis is planning to leave the firm for rival Linklaters. Having been in Hong Kong since 1998 Lewis took partnership in 2000 and has built a strong following in the regulatory arena. HSF has been left somewhat depleted in the Hong Kong financial services regulatory team. The firm has just one […]

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