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An outlook of change, uncertainty and tough decisions for renewable energy download subscription

Nabarro 9-Sep-2014

This article focuses on the reforms affecting the generation of electricity, which is a regulated sector in the UK and the EU.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — broadcasters’ ownership; television advertising; data protection; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 5-Sep-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

Protection of geographical indications download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 5-Sep-2014

The European Commission is considering whether geographical indication protection could or should be extended to non-agricultural products.

EU/Austria: TSO certification proceedings reveal Austrian gas law’s possible non-compliance with EU Gas Directive download subscription

Schoenherr 4-Sep-2014

On 18 July 2014, E-Control released its affirmative decision in relation to the certification of Trans Austria Gasleitung as a transmission system operator (TSO) for gas. 

Ban on import of certain products to Russia: determination of the country of origin download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 26-Aug-2014

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.

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Obese employees and discrimination: the verdict on obese employees hangs in the balance download subscription

IBB Solicitors 2-Sep-2014

Employers are waiting on the outcome of a court ruling that may mean special treatment has to be given to employees whose weight is causing them problems in the workplace.

Protecting your market and goodwill; post-termination restrictions and stepping rights upheld download subscription

Eversheds 29-Aug-2014

In Carewatch Care Services v Focus Caring Service and Others, Mr Justice Henderson had to consider the enforceability of standard post-termination restrictions.

Does EU law protect ‘obese workers’ from discrimination? download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 29-Aug-2014

Obesity is estimated to affect around one in four UK adults. The EU advocate-general’s recent non-binding opinion may give rise to significant implications for employers.

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Financial Regulatory Developments — presidency publishes IMD 2 compromise; new commissioners announced; and more download subscription

Dentons 15-Sep-2014

Dentons has released the 12 September 2014 edition of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.

Money market funds — international regulatory developments download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 11-Sep-2014

On 23 July 2014, the US Securities and Exchange Commission published its Money Market Fund Reform Rules.

The Arendter — September 2014: private foundations; MiFID II; cross-border AIF distribution; and more weblink subscription

Arendt & Medernach 10-Sep-2014

Discover the second issue of Arendt & Medernach’s magazine The Arendter. This publication will give you a quick overview of key topics related to your daily business.

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Europe: Italian tax changes in relation to Italian banking arrangements download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.

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Banking reform — we need a long-term vision download subscription

Allen & Overy 9-Sep-2014

Six years after the height of the financial crisis, managing regulatory risk remains the main preoccupation of banks — and it’s set to stay that way for some time.

Defining innovation in a changing healthcare landscape download subscription

Allen & Overy 9-Sep-2014

Digital technology and big data might help the industry reboot its relationship with patients and loosen its dependence on old-fashioned blockbuster drug development.

Africa — playing with a home advantage download subscription

Allen & Overy 9-Sep-2014

Africa may ultimately prove to have benefited from the global financial crisis.

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The rise of article 8 ECHR defences to possession claims — introductory tenancies weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-Sep-2014

Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Armour is a tenancy repossession case in which the tenant invoked a successful article 8 defence.

Google holds ‘right to be forgotten’ talks download subscription

B P Collins 15-Sep-2014

Google has met with privacy experts in an attempt to nail down its policy regarding the recent ‘right to be forgotten’ legal ruling.

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Store designs may be registered as trademarks download subscription

Dentons 12-Sep-2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on 10 July 2014 that a retail store design may — subject to certain conditions — be registered as a trademark.

EU law on cookies: updated September 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Sep-2014

Businesses should begin identifying the cookies that are used by their website. A ‘cookie audit’ should be undertaken with the assistance of IT departments/specialist legal advisers.

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