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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector – Part 2: #TEN-E

Background The TEN-E regulation (EC) 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and...

Written on: 13 Jun 2018

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TOP SECRET! How have Member States implemented the new EU Trade Secrets Directive?

All businesses hold confidential information. For some, confidential know-how can be at least as important as registered IP such as patents. Yet the legal protections given to trade secrets across...

Written on: 8 Jun 2018

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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector – Part 1: #REMIT

Background: EU internal energy market A harmonised and liberalised EU internal energy market requires market access, transparency and regulation, consumer protection, supporting interconnection and adequate levels of supply. These measures...

Written on: 30 May 2018

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New German government | planning a corporate criminal law in Germany?

The coalition treaty, which the new German federal government finally agreed on 14 March 2018, provides for changes in the sanctioning of companies for economic crimes. In contrast to many...

Written on: 17 May 2018

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German Medical Assembly opens German market for telemedicine

In its general meeting this week, the German Medical Assembly (Deutscher Ärztetag) voted in favour of an amendment of the current provision in the template for the professional code of...

Written on: 11 May 2018

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China event in the dancing towers: A view to the investment landscape in China and Germany

Osborne Clarke Germany’s China Group, in conjunction with the Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade (BWA), hosted yet another successful event in April. We were thrilled to have...

Written on: 3 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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Know-how protection in Germany: Trade Secrets Act will have considerable consequences for companies

9 June 2018 is the deadline for the transposition of EU Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (hereinafter the “Directive”). If not implemented, the requirements...

Written on: 16 Apr 2018

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Initial Coin Offering – Quo Vadis?

Virtual Currencies are currently extremely fashionable. Starting with the "mother" of all virtual currencies, the Bitcoin, which is currently – accompanied by the media – reaching astronomic prices (the "price"...

Written on: 5 Apr 2018

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