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French Anti-Corruption Authority issues precise and detailed guidelines on compliance programs

The French anti-corruption law issued on 9 December  2016 (Sapin II) requires companies with more than 500 employees and a turnover of more than EUR 100 million to have implemented...

Written on: 17 May 2018

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New Deal for Consumers | EU proposes substantial reforms to consumer law, including GDPR-level fines

Following a major evaluation of the EU consumer law directives, the EU has announced its long-awaited "New Deal for Consumers", which proposes the following key changes: 1. GDPR-level fines: The New...

Written on: 19 Apr 2018

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International Competition Update | March 2018

  As we move into the spring, the competition authorities seem to be working hard to update and clarify their respective remits and procedures, from the Italian Competition Authority grappling...

Written on: 29 Mar 2018

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Osborne Clarke analyses crowdfunding market barriers for FISMA report

Findings provide the basis for crowdfunding regulation on a European level International legal practice Osborne Clarke has worked with the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) to co-edit the study: “Identifying market...

Written on: 16 Mar 2018

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International Competition Update | February 2018

  In the first couple of months of the year some of the key topics that we predicted would shape Competition Law in 2018 are already beginning to bear fruit....

Written on: 28 Feb 2018

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Warning on the risks of not complying with investigations | French Competition Authority imposes a fine of €30 million for obstructing investigations

On 21 December 2017, the French Competition Authority (FCA) imposed a fine of €30,000,000 on the French branch of a chemical products company and its parent company for having hindered...

Written on: 28 Feb 2018

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IP@OC | February 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of IP@OC, Osborne Clarke’s quarterly international IP newsletter. In this edition we focus on trade secrets. Back in 2015, alongside an interview with industry insiders,...

Written on: 15 Feb 2018

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Trade secrets in France | Contractual protections and practical measures

How does the law currently protect trade secrets? Although the Trade Secrets Directive has not been implemented yet, French law does include both civil and criminal law mechanisms which may...

Written on: 15 Feb 2018

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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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