An outlook of change, uncertainty and tough decisions for renewable energy download subscription
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 subscription
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
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
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
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.
Contractual auditor controls — the final outcome subscription
Manufacturing: Making it Globally subscription
Obese employees and discrimination: the verdict on obese employees hangs in the balance download subscription
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
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
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.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Financial Regulatory Developments — presidency publishes IMD 2 compromise; new commissioners announced; and more download subscription
Dentons has released the 12 September 2014 edition of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication.
Money market funds — international regulatory developments download subscription
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 subscription
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.
Europe: Italian tax changes in relation to Italian banking arrangements download subscription
International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.
From the firm of the week
Banking reform — we need a long-term vision download subscription
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
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
Africa may ultimately prove to have benefited from the global financial crisis.
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
Google has met with privacy experts in an attempt to nail down its policy regarding the recent ‘right to be forgotten’ legal ruling.
Store designs may be registered as trademarks download subscription
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
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.
Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue
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A fight to take the UK to task for breaching air pollution limits has reached Europe’s highest court, but such action could be harder to achieve in future
As international work grows the DAX30 are expanding in-house legal teams, but Germany’s biggest companies remain critical to the country’s law firms
As Fiat, Apple and Starbucks earn the Duchy a rap on the knuckles for its tax rules, will the government’s efforts to diversify the economy take firmer root?
Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability
The government’s appetite for legislation is proving a headache for lawyers but a new civil code and an accelerating automotive industry are a great pick-me-up
Brazil may be hogging the limelight right now, but its neighbours should not be ignored. The rest of Latin America deserves investors’ attention too