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As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2014.
The Brussels I Regulation (Recast) comes into force on 10 January 2015 bringing with it the promise of significant improvements to the jurisdictional regime within the EU.
The landscape of UK consumer rights law is undergoing its largest reform since 1979.
Following an investigation sparked by complaints from rival espresso coffee capsule manufacturers, the French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso.
Following the continued tensions in Ukraine and Russia’s suspected military involvement, the EU has imposed new sanctions against Russia.
A seven-year battle between Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores looks set to be nearing an end after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Karen Millen.
On 21 May 2014, as part of its state aid modernisation programme, the European Commission adopted a revised state aid General Block Exemption Regulation.
The long-awaited decision of the CJEU in British Gas v Lock confirms that commission must be included when calculating holiday pay.
A lot of the debate about copyright has become polarised. It’s bad guy, good guy.
On 2 April 2014, the European Commission announced that it was fining the participants in a worldwide undersea cable cartel.
This briefing looks at the changes to the circumstances in which bids can be negotiated and suggest some helpful tips for making bid negotiations work.
A consistent message is that there is a rapidly approaching ‘data capacity crunch’.
The European Commission has fined four producers of flexible polyurethane foam products a total of €114m for their participation in a cartel.
The public procurement rules are changing, and the government is keen to implement these changes as soon as it can.
Employers wanting to avoid or manage industrial action would do well to consider the following points.
On 6 January 2014, workers at a Goodyear factory in Amiens, ‘boss-napped’ two directors over plans to close the site. Shoosmiths consider the factors that led to this.
The European Commission has announced that it will be changing the advertising thresholds under the public procurement rules with effect from 1 January 2014.
The vexed issues of holiday entitlement and holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations 1998 continue to keep tribunals busy.
The ECJ has ruled on the validity of age-related contributions in a money purchase pension scheme, confirming they are permissible provided they can be objectively justified.
Proposed data protection reforms have been the subject of much discussion, debate and lobbying since the draft regulation was first issued in January 2012.