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International Competition Update | January 2018

  As we welcome in 2018, we look back on a year gone by that was dominated by discussions on selective distribution prompted by the growing body of case law...

Written on: 29 Jan 2018


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Osborne Clarke co-edits ECN Crowdfunding Review 2017

New report finds lack of crowd funding regulation on a European level International legal practice Osborne Clarke works with the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) to co-edit the third Review of...

Written on: 12 Jan 2018


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Internal investigations: exclusion of evidence obtained according to German Federal Data Protection Act

Complying with German data protection laws can be challenging when it comes to internal investigations where there is a suspicion of employee wrongdoing. Employers should take note of guidance in...

Written on: 10 Jan 2018


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Osborne Clarke Germany announces three Counsel promotions

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has appointed three new Counsels in Germany, effective from January 1, 2018. Dr Jens Schefzig focuses on IT and data protection law, Dr Sebastian Hack...

Written on: 7 Dec 2017


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Restrictive ECJ ruling on online distribution of organic products

Compliance systems for traceability of organic products – ECJ extends application to online-distribution of organic products Manufacturer and distributor have to maintain consumer’s confidence in organic products. Businesses of the...

Written on: 14 Nov 2017


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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on: 3 Nov 2017


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Temporary agency workers: the employment of non-EU citizens in Germany

In the last few years, banks and financial services companies in particular, but also IT companies, have been ramping up their use of contingent workers. This is related to the...

Written on: 2 Nov 2017


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[Video] 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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New data portability rights for users of game play sharing platforms

Sharing of game play footage is hugely popular in the gaming community, with some gamers becoming well known online for the videos they share. Platforms which enable individuals to share...

Written on: 21 Aug 2017


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