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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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Have your say | How should competition law apply to the digital economy?

Three separate recent developments confirm the focus of competition authorities across Europe on the digital sector, but also highlight the wider question of whether competition law is fit for purpose...

Written on: 2 Oct 2018

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German Terms & Conditions Case Law Roundup

Deleting User Generated Content & Age Confirmation German law is notoriously strict on limits to the enforceability of standard terms, both in B2C and B2B settings. Aside from longish statutory...

Written on: 25 Sep 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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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector – Part 5: #Funding of energy investments

Background European state aid law is - due to its direct applicability, its great economic importance and its considerable effects on the regulatory competence of the Member States - a...

Written on: 20 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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The Digital Revolution: Blockchain – the legal issues

Catherine Hammon, Digital Revolution Knowledge Lawyer, and Nick Thody, Head of Knowledge, examine the practical applications and legal issues surrounding blockchain. Our Digital Revolution series explores a range of disruptive topics including artificial intelligence...

Written on: 13 Sep 2018

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Controversial copyright reform approved by the European Parliament

The Directive has proved to be highly controversial, with a number of high-profile artists and digital rights campaigners, such as Paul McCartney, Wyclef Jean and Tim Berners-Lee, weighing in on...

Written on: 12 Sep 2018

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