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On 10 January 2015, new EU rules on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters came into effect as a result of the Brussels Regulation (recast).
An industrial tribunal in Northern Ireland has handed down a decision recognising a claimant as disabled as a result of his morbid obesity and upholding his claim for harassment.
On 5 February 2015, the government published the final form of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently confirmed that obesity can be a disability. Shoosmiths considers the practical implications of this decision for employers.
The CJEU has handed down a ruling that may significantly affect owners of databases of information who wish to restrict how their data is used and those who make use of such databases.
From 1 January 2015, there will be a major change to the EU VAT rules which will affect businesses established in the EU and that supply digital services to end consumers located in other EU jurisdictions.
A $100m US settlement may be of only passing interest to the UK auto industry, but parallels can be drawn with increasing levels of regulation in Europe.
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.