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The OFAC has imposed a new set of ‘sectoral sanctions’ against two Russian energy firms and two Russian banks pursuant to Executive Order 13662.
The high number of companies eyeing acquisitions or ventures that will allow them to redomicile their business in the UK and Ireland is a major theme of this report.
Despite the progress that has been made towards launching the European unitary patent system and the Unified Patent Court, Spain continues to actively oppose the changes.
The New Blue Guide updates the ‘Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach’ published in 2000.
This article considers the key changes in the Brussels Regulation (recast) for commercial parties.
The mid-year trends in global antitrust enforcement paint a daunting picture for businesses currently caught in the crosshairs of a cartel investigation.
Following the 2008 financial crisis, there has been greater focus by commercial parties on dispute resolution provisions in transaction documents.
While the European Timber Regulation dates back to 2010, it only took direct effect in member states last year.
Regulation (EU) No 536/2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
In a judgment dated 8 May 2014, the Belgian Constitutional Court has decided to annul articles 4.8.4 and 4.8.28 §2 of the Flemish Urban Planning Code.
This e-alert provides an update on the US and EU sanctions as discussed in previous Allen & Overy e-alerts.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has decided that the UK’s legal claim in relation to the financial transaction tax was admissible, but premature.
The Collective Redress Act has been conceived as a chapter on ‘class actions’ governed by specific procedural rules that depart from the common rules of civil procedure.
Asset managers continue to face significant regulatory challenges and 2014 marks the first full year of operation for many new regulations.
Barack Obama has signed an executive order authorising targeted sanctions against individuals determined to be connected with the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
Article 2 of Law no. 2014-1 of 2 January 2014 enabled the French government to simplify and secure the legislation relating to companies in difficulty.
A new French law, the ‘Law to recapture the real economy’ (‘Loi visant à reconquérir l’économie réelle’ or ‘Loi Florange’), was made on 1 April 2014.
On 28 March 2014, three new EU public procurement directives were published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
On 10 March 2014, the draft law implementing the Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD) was submitted to Belgian parliament.
The purpose of this brief note is to help market participants make contingency plans where the political crisis involving Ukraine results in sanctions and embargoes.