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The High Court has reaffirmed the unconstitutionality of the principle of national effectiveness of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity

The Constitutional Court has declared articles 6 and 21.2.c) of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity unconstitutional in two Judgments both dated 5 October 2017. These precepts were...

Written on 31 Oct 2017


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Publication and entry into force of Law 6/2017 of 24 October on urgent self-employment reforms

On 26 October 2017, a new Law on urgent self-employment reforms enters into force, with the exception of some articles and provisions whose entry into force has been postponed until...

Written on 26 Oct 2017


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A new Spanish Public Procurement Law has been approved

On 19 October 2017 the Spanish Congress approved a reform of Public Procurement Law (“PPL”) aiming to modernize it and adapt it to the European Directives on public procurement. The...

Written on 25 Oct 2017


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Potential infringement of EU Competition Law in the field of pharmaceuticals due to collusive conduct aimed at influencing the use of a medicinal product

Within the framework of a preliminary ruling referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) by the Italian Council of State, the Advocate General considered that the...

Written on 25 Oct 2017


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Generic clauses for assignment of employees’ image rights incorporated into employment contracts

In the case in question, it is debated as to whether the inclusion of a generic clause in employment contracts by which the employee expressly consents to the transfer of...

Written on 24 Oct 2017


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EU Regulation 2017/1128: a step forward towards a unified Digital Internal Market

The Regulation dated 14 June 2017 on cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market, is intended to put an end to the current geographical limitations and exclusive...

Written on 24 Oct 2017


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Limitations on dividend withholding tax exemption under the Parent-Subsidiary Directive

National provisions automatically denying the benefits of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive in cases where the ultimate shareholder of the EU parent is a non-EU company fall foul of EU law. The...

Written on 24 Oct 2017


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Price adjustment vs locked box

Alternatives for the determination of the purchase price in share sale and purchase deals.  The mechanisms for the determination of the purchase price are a key issue to be addressed...

Written on 24 Oct 2017


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The Court of Justice of the European Union declares the levy on wind power enforced in Castilla–La Mancha in 2011 to be compatible with European Union Law

On 20 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union rendered a judgement within the framework of a preliminary ruling procedure requested by the High Court of Justice of...

Written on 29 Sep 2017


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