The legal market in the three Baltic states is getting back on track after a turbulent few years
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Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia has dominated the Finnish headlines. It signals a new chapter for the country’s business opportunities
The banking crash is still firms’ major source of activity but an oversupply of lawyers means graduates face an even tougher time as that work dries up
Scandinavian firms are showing the way and making the most of their jurisdictions’ relatively benign macroeconomic environment
Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com.
The absence of prior notice of mergers may result in significant fines without breaching the principle of proportionality download subscription
High financial consequences may be borne by companies that have failed to notify and have implemented their merger without authorisation from the competent competition authority.
Ban on import of certain products to Russia: determination of the country of origin download subscription
The Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 560 bans or restricts foreign trade transactions involving import to Russia of certain agricultural products, raw materials and food.
Advocate-general considers that morbid obesity may amount to a disability download subscription
In the case Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, the advocate-general has given an opinion that morbid obesity may amount to a disability.
Antitrust Matters — July 2014: competition law news from Africa, Europe and Americas download subscription
DLA Piper has released the July 2014 issue of its Antitrust Matters publication.
Subsidies for green electricity permitted to restrict trade between EU member states — CJEU download subscription
It is normal for member states to make support for renewable generation available only to generators based in their own territory. Until recently, it was generally assumed that this was consistent with EU law.
EU: ECJ confirms that purely national promotion of green electricity does not necessarily violate EU law download subscription
The ECJ’s 1 July 2014 ruling may have a major impact on the political discussions about the meaningfulness of national green electricity promotion schemes.
ME v Sweden — Strasbourg rules no violation of article 3 for Sweden to temporarily expel a gay man to Libya download subscription
The ECHR has declared admissible on article 3 grounds an application from a gay man regarding his expulsion from Sweden to Libya.
Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content — June 2014 download subscription
As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.