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Prospectus Regulation Approved by European Parliament

On 5 April 2017, the proposal for a new Prospectus Regulation was approved by the European Parliament. It is now awaiting final adoption by the Council. The new Prospectus Regulation will replace...

Written on 13 Apr 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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BELGIUM/ Corporate tax: New improved IP tax regime: the Innovation Income Deduction

On 20 February 2017, the Belgian Official Gazette published the law of 9 February 2017 introducing the Innovation Income Deduction. This is the improved Belgian IP tax regime, which has...

Written on 22 Feb 2017

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Belgian anti-bribery laws strengthened

The offence of bribery is currently governed by articles 246 et seq. (public bribery) and 504bis and ter (private bribery) of the Belgian criminal code (the BCC). Since 2015, the...

Written on 15 Feb 2017

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Regulatory hurdles in store for Belgium’s renewables industry

Osborne Clarke are proud sponsors of inspiratia’s riskWatch which assesses the risk of investing in renewables energy projects in the most active markets globally. Please see below an extract from...

Written on 9 Feb 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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Private equity and venture capital in Belgium

Outlook for 2017 The M&A market in 2016 was clearly demand driven. A couple of studies and surveys confirmed that M&A activity in Belgium is currently fuelled by easily available...

Written on 31 Jan 2017

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