Emerging Markets: non-EU investment funds eligible for withholding tax refund download subscription

Dentons 23-Apr-2014

The ECJ has confirmed that investment funds based outside the EU should benefit from the EU free movement of capital rule regarding investments in Europe

Podcast: letter from Europe — dictionaries and trademarks download weblink subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 23-Apr-2014

Paul Harris, intellectual property litigation partner at Pillsbury, gives his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular.

Post-marketing surveillance of medicines: the Black Triangle scheme download subscription

Taylor Wessing 23-Apr-2014

The European Medicines Agency launched a new post-marketing surveillance system in the autumn called the ‘Black Triangle’ scheme.

European Commission introduces its new technology transfer regime download subscription

Bristows 23-Apr-2014

On 21 March 2014, the European Commission adopted a revised technology transfer block exemption regulation and accompanying guidelines.

Clinical Trials Regulation: a step in the right direction? download subscription

Bristows 23-Apr-2014

On 2 April 2014, the European Parliament voted in favour of the implementation of a new Clinical Trials Regulation.

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Posting workers abroad: key issues for UK employers to consider download subscription

Gateley 23-Apr-2014

With the demand for many industries to cater for cross-border markets, more and more UK employers are requiring their workforce to be mobile nationally and also across Europe.

Law à la Mode — April 2014: fashion flair transforms wearable technologies; delivering IT services in the retail sector; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Apr-2014

DLA Piper has released the April 2014 issue of its Law à la Mode publication.

Women on Boards — new HR report download subscription

Hogan Lovells 2-Apr-2014

The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach.

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EMIR — European Commission responds to ESMA’s request to clarify the definition of derivative download subscription

Eversheds 23-Apr-2014

The European Commission has responded to a request from ESMA to clarify the definition of ‘financial instruments’ under Directive 2004/39/EC.

Key issues for asset managers in 2014 download subscription

Allen & Overy 22-Apr-2014

Asset managers continue to face significant regulatory challenges and 2014 marks the first full year of operation for many new regulations.

The Financial Report: DC Circuit strikes down part of conflict minerals rule; MAS publishes monetary policy statement; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 22-Apr-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.8) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.

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Croatia supports a revamp of consumer protection legislation download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 20-Mar-2014

A new Consumer Protection Act is currently in the process of being adopted in Croatia.

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Bulgaria: decision of the Supreme Court regarding termination of a lease agreement because of an economic adverse change download subscription

Schoenherr 16-Apr-2014

The Supreme Cassation Court of Bulgaria has comprehensively expressed its opinion on the substantive legal aspects of the economic adverse change clause and ruled on the termination of a lease agreement on this ground.

EU: ECJ rules that Natura 2000 sites are not carved in stone download subscription

Schoenherr 14-Apr-2014

The ECJ has held that in certain cases the member states are required to propose to the commission the declassification of a site on the list of SCIs.

EU: retention denied — ECJ declares Data Retention Directive invalid download subscription

Schoenherr 11-Apr-2014

It is the ECJ’s view that the directive interferes with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data.

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Consiglio di Stato gives judgment in the Pfizer case download subscription

Bristows 23-Apr-2014

Italy’s highest administrative court has ruled that Pfizer’s use of patents and SPCs relating to Xalatan/latanoprost in Italy constituted an abuse of its dominant position.

Another collecting society has competition law concerns… download subscription

Bristows 22-Apr-2014

It is fascinating to see competition law used as a tool to encourage innovation in the traditional collecting society business model.

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Emerging Markets: non-EU investment funds eligible for withholding tax refund download subscription

Dentons 23-Apr-2014

The ECJ has confirmed that investment funds based outside the EU should benefit from the EU free movement of capital rule regarding investments in Europe

A new European trade secrets regime takes shape download subscription

Taylor Wessing 23-Apr-2014

On 28 November 2013, the European Commission announced a proposal for a directive on trade secrets and confidential information. 

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