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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 […]

Making a will by foreign domiciled persons to cover Jersey based movable assets

By Victoria Grogan This briefing has been prepared for clients domiciled outside Jersey who are considering making a will to cover their Jersey based movable assets. This briefing attempts to answer some of the more common questions that are asked by people who are not domiciled in Jersey, but hold assets here and are concerned about […]

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Following reports that UK retailers have been alerted to a proliferation of counterfeit alcohol — in particular fake vodka — that could cause serious illness, David Young, head of health and safety at  Eversheds, has commented. Young said: ‘While there has been considerable publicity about food fraud since the horsemeat scandal, the proliferation of counterfeit alcohol has […]

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Squire Patton Boggs scoops up Simmons’s John Hayward for financial services practice

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Simmons & Simmons’ John Hayward as a partner in its financial services practice group. Hayward was at Simmons for over three years. Prior to that he spent eight years as a finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Hayward specialises in the areas of acquisition and leveraged finance. His expertise also […]

Shoosmiths shortlisted for two categories at Scottish Legal Awards

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India’s J Sagar chooses Ahmedabad for site of seventh office

Indian firm J Sagar Associates (JSA) has expanded its domestic footprint with the addition of an office in Gujarati city Ahmedabad. The office is the firm’s seventh and adds to its presences in Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. The new base will be led by partner Bijal Chhatrapati, a disputes and corporate […]

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