This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 16th November 2014

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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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Marrache liquidators sue Baker Tilly for £28m in bid to recoup lost client funds

The liquidators of Gibraltar firm Marrache & Co are suing the local branch of accountancy firm Baker Tilly for negligence, breach of duty, conspiracy and dishonest assistance for audit advice given prior to Marrache’s collapse in 2010. The case, brought by the joint liquidators, Chantrey Vellacott partner Adrian Hyde and PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Edgar Lavarello, is […]

Secondary school students visit Eversheds Saladžius’s office

Eversheds Saladžius, in co-operation with Vilnius LIONS club, recently invited students from Vilnius ‘Versme’ School to visit the law firm’s office. The essence of the initiative was to introduce students from the secondary school to Eversheds Saladžius and its activities. Eversheds Saladžius lawyers shared information and thoughts about the law profession, the law firm’s traditions, values, […]

Khaitan & Co advises Standard Chartered Bank in relation to corporate guarantee

Khaitan & Co has advised Standard Chartered Bank in London in relation to a corporate guarantee provided by Crompton Greaves under the overseas direct investment route, in order to secure an approximately $27m (£17m) term loan facility availed by CG International in the Netherlands. Partner Devidas Banerji led the transaction and acted as the Indian […]

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