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Keeping track of the latest European developments, as well as domestic trends and changes, can be difficult — all the more so for multinational businesses.
For most HR practitioners and in-house counsel, keeping abreast of domestic legal developments can be challenging. For those with a multi-national remit, the task is huge.
European Finance Litigation Review — February 2014: litigation concerning banks’ disclosure requirements and more
This quarterly edition of the European Finance Litigation Review contains coverage of the most interesting cases and developments from across Allen & Overy’s European network.
New legislation reforming the Belgian State Council, the supreme administrative court of Belgium, was published on 3 February 2014.
The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority is consulting on new rules regarding the marketing of financial products to retail clients.
An emissions trading system (ETS) exists within the European Union, established by Directive 2003/87/EC.
Last year was packed with national and international pensions developments. It can be difficult for corporate multinationals to keep track of shifting landscapes.
The Polish parliament has passed a governmental bill to reform the private pension fund sector in Poland despite receiving strong criticism from many economists and experts.
This is the first ruling of this type on article 5(3) in the context of antitrust damages actions and will aid the establishment of English jurisdiction for such claims.
The Commercial Court has jurisdiction to grant security for costs against claimants seeking to enforce arbitration awards in the English court under the New York Convention.
On 20 December 2013, the CFTC issued a series of comparability determinations for certain swap dealer and major swap participant business conduct requirements.
French pharmacists can now substitute a biosimilar for the prescribed (reference) biological medicine as long as the prescribing physician has not marked the prescription as ‘non-substitutable’.
Prioritisation and globalisation drive higher fine totals from fewer investigations.
US federal regulators have voted to approve the final Volcker Rule, which imposes restrictions on banking entities’ ability to engage in proprietary trading.
In March 2013 the European Commission consulted on proposals to simplify procedures under the EU merger regulation.
Sylvia Kierszenbaum and Willem Van de Wiele have authored an article in The International Capital Markets Review.
The Provincial Court of Madrid has upheld a hybrid dispute resolution clause. The judgment is the first one in Spain that recognises the validity of hybrid arbitration clauses.
There is no accepted formula for dealing with many of the issues that arise in negotiating a joint venture.
Changes to Belgian law on late payment in commercial transactions to enhance protection of creditors
Changes to Belgian law on late payment in commercial transactions should enhance protection of creditors.
While dealmaking remained generally quiet in most markets in Q3, there are signs that capital flows are shifting from emerging to more mature markets.