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The French Competition Authority fines Stihl €7 million for de facto prohibition of online sales

Background The FCA has fined the chainsaw manufacturer Stihl €7M for having disproportionately restricted its retailers’ online sales between 2006 and 2017. In particular, the FCA considered that, although Stihl’s...

Written on: 26 Oct 2018


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Next-generation connectivity: Jeremy Kingsley, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Jeremy Kingsley of The Economist Intelligence Unit discusses the key findings – and implications for businesses – in our new Next-generation connectivity report. Download your copy

Written on: 25 Oct 2018


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Osborne Clarke releases new report Next-generation connectivity

On 18 October 2018, Osborne Clarke launched its Next-generation connectivity report. The Next-generation connectivity report was commissioned by Osborne Clarke and the research was undertaken and the report was written...

Written on: 19 Oct 2018


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International Competition Update | October 2018

National competition authorities, too, continue to be active in investigating and dealing with online sales restrictions. In September, the CAT dismissed PING's appeal against a £1.45 million fine imposed by...

Written on: 11 Oct 2018


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Competition and “fairness”: French Competition Authority imposes fine for abuse of a dominant position in the medical waste management sector for unfair and excessive pricing

Background Management of infectious medical waste generated by healthcare activities is regulated and healthcare facilities are therefore required on a regional level to dispose of such waste within strict time...

Written on: 10 Oct 2018


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2019 Finance Act Draft | Key tax measures | France

Article 12: Reform of the tax consolidation regime, parent-subsidiary regime, participation-exemption under the long-term regime Article 12 of the Finance Act draft amends certain important tax regimes applicable to corporations...

Written on: 1 Oct 2018


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Proposed copyright Directive: European Parliament adopts its position

The European Parliament voted in favour of modernising the EU Copyright Directive to better reflect the digital domain and online content. The Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip,...

Written on: 24 Sep 2018


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International Tax Update | September 2018

Osborne Clarke bolsters its international tax offering with appointment of new Dutch Partner We are delighted to announce that we have hired tax specialist Job van der Pol to strengthen...

Written on: 18 Sep 2018


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Taxation of cryptocurrencies in Europe: an overview

What is cryptocurrency? The term "cryptocurrency" emerged as a reference to a Bitcoin-style digital currency whose ownership (at issue and following any subsequent transfers) is recorded as a chain of...

Written on: 17 Sep 2018


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