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Osborne Clarke’s recent growth and successes

Osborne Clarke’s growth and successes over the past year

Written on: 25 Sep 2017


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EU Legislation Watch: New Rules for Consumer Contracts under the Digital Content Directive

As part of the Digital Single Market initiative, European legislators are in the final stages of implementing a new Directive that will fundamentally change the contractual regime for selling digital...

Written on: 21 Aug 2017


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Ban on long payment terms

As of 1 July 2017, the act against unreasonably long payment terms (Wet tegengaan onredelijk lange betaaltermijnen) came into effect. The act is a more strict interpretation of Directive 2011/7/EU...

Written on: 2 Aug 2017


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More EU countries complete implementation of the Damages Directive

As we reported in March, most major EU countries have now implemented the EU Damages Directive which establishes common EU rights for cartel victims seeking damages.  This month, more have...

Written on: 11 Jul 2017


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Changes to staffing in the Netherlands

False self-employment legislation: As in many other countries, the authorities are trying to reduce false self-employment. In the Netherlands new laws have been implemented to tackle the problem, but the...

Written on: 20 Jun 2017


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The energy industry needs a ‘grand bargain’ on flexibility

The future of European energy depends on flexibility. This calls for a regulatory rethink based on a grand bargain between all players, says Simon Hobday, partner at Osborne Clarke If...

Written on: 7 Apr 2017


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The GDPR: 10 things adtech businesses need to know

Insights from Osborne Clarke’s legal experts on the business impact of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation for the online advertising industry. The new General Data Protection Regulation is...

Written on: 22 Mar 2017


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Private copy levy system: how do recent developments in Spain compare with other EU jurisdictions?

In a judgment given on 10 November 2016, the Spanish Supreme Court annulled the existing private copy levy system which replaced the previous “fee” system on all suitable devices. We...

Written on: 9 Mar 2017


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International Private Equity and Venture Capital Update

In this international private equity and venture capital newsletter, we look at current sector developments and the outlook for 2017 across the most active PE and VC jurisdictions in Europe,...

Written on: 1 Feb 2017


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