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The High Court has held that in certain circumstances the European Insolvency Regulations 1346/2000/EC may effectively extend the jurisdictional reach of the English courts.
A recent decision may result in a potentially more expansive basis for establishing jurisdiction over defendants in Europe.
Where monies are improperly paid out of a company, they may be traced through various accounts to the end recipient, even if each stage in the laundering cannot be identified.
The court’s interpretation of ‘unfair harm’ in the context of paragraph 74 of Schedule B1 of Insolvency Act 1986 has recently been considered by the High Court.
The French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso in relation to alleged exclusionary practices concerning its coffee machines and capsules.
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.
It is fascinating to see competition law used as a tool to encourage innovation in the traditional collecting society business model.
Court of Appeal stays appeal proceedings pending outcome of central amendment applications to the EPO
The Court of Appeal granted Samsung an application to adjourn an appeal from the High Court’s decision that two of Samsung’s patents were invalid.
The Preparatory Committee has accepted that its ambitious timetable for delivering the Unitary Patent Court and unitary patent system by ‘early 2015’ could not be met.
A recent US case could have been designed to tick as many ‘topical’ boxes as possible, ranging over the financial sector, big data and the possibly anti-competitive use of technology.
Following on from the Roma-branded Mobility Scooters case earlier this year, the OFT has announced a second decision on mobility scooters.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: admissibility of covert recordings made at disciplinary and grievance hearings
The EAT upheld the decision that covert recordings made by an employee of private conversations of the panels at her grievance and disciplinary hearings were admissible in evidence.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: dismissal for absence due to post-natal depression was not discriminatory
In Lyons v DWP Jobcentre Plus, the EAT upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: does the Equality Act 2010 cover post-employment victimisation?
In Jessemey v Rowstock Ltd, the Court of Appeal overturned the EAT and held that post-employment victimisation is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
The Ministry of Justice has published Employment Tribunal statistics for the period October to December 2013.
Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: EAT allows an employee who successfully appeals to recover his fees from the employer
In Portnykh v Nomura International Ltd, the appellant employee asked the EAT to order the respondent employer to repay his fees.
From 6 April 2014, a new system of pre-claim conciliation will be in place for all employment tribunal claims.
The central subject of AG Wahl’s opinion is whether the tariff arrangements of Cartes Bancaires in relation to credit cards is an agreement that restricts competition by ‘object’.
Paul Michel, a former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, has questioned the illegality of seeking an injunction.
The European Commission’s first decisions on ‘pay-for-delay’ arrangements attempt a tricky balancing of competing legal and policy objectives.