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Competition law update | May 2017

Active enforcement continues to be the mantra across the EU competition landscape, with competition authorities across the EU showing no signs of reducing their activity levels, even in areas that...

Written on: 26 May 2017


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The management of copyright and related rights: a difficult route to a complete liberalisation

Recently, the management of copyright and related rights has been a topical subject in Italy: from a public enforcement point of view, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) has been focusing...

Written on: 24 May 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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Italy: the Council of State annuls the decision of the Italian Antitrust Authority concerning a bid rigging case in the public transport insurance services sector

On 7 March 2017, the Council of State – confirming the judgement of the court of first instance – finally overturned the Italian Antitrust Authority’s (IAA) decision that Generali Italia...

Written on: 20 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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Private equity and venture capital in Italy

Overview of 2016 In Italy, 2016 was a year of consolidation for the private equity and venture capital market, with the same number of investments completed as in 2015 but...

Written on: 31 Jan 2017


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La Corte Costituzionale salva lo “Spalma Incentivi”

The Italian Constitutional Court saves the “Spalma incentivi” Decree On 24 January 2016, decision n. 16/2017 of the Constitutional Court was filed, revealing the grounds for the decision confirming the...

Written on: 30 Jan 2017


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