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New merger control thresholds in Germany and Austria based on transaction value

The transposition of the EU Damages Directive encouraged a number of countries across Europe to update their competition laws more broadly, amid concerns that the existing rules do not fit...

Written on: 15 Jun 2017


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US Supreme Court rules for World Wide Patent Exhaustion

In re IMPRESSION PRODUCTS, INC. v. LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. the Supreme Court of the United States (FSC) overturned long standing case law and held for the first time that US...

Written on: 2 Jun 2017


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License barrier as of January 2018: Limited tax deductibility for cross license or royalty payments to foreign related parties

Germany will introduce “license barrier rules” as of January 2018. The new rules will limit the tax deductibility of license fees or royalty payments to foreign related parties that benefit...

Written on: 3 May 2017


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Encouraging gender diversity in the energy & utilities sector: A European overview

Attracting skilled staff in what is a highly competitive environment and then retaining those staff when they are so sought after by competitors and by other industries is a well-worn...

Written on: 24 Apr 2017


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[Infographic] Encouraging gender diversity in the energy & utilities sector: Key issues and actions for employers

Attracting skilled staff in what is a highly competitive environment and then retaining these staff when they are so sought after by competitors and by other industries is a well-worn...

Written on: 24 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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EU copyright reforms: is it the end for the much-hyped press publishers’ right?

The way in which we obtain our news has changed fundamentally in recent years. A quick glance along the bus or train carriage on your daily commute will confirm that...

Written on: 7 Apr 2017


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France, Germany and the UK complete the implementation of the Damages Directive

We have previously reported on the EU Commission’s efforts to harmonise the rights of cartel victims seeking damages.  Access to these rights was being hampered by slow implementation of the...

Written on: 24 Mar 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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