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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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Poste Italiane fined €23.1m by the Italian Competition Authority for exclusionary abuse of dominance

Introduction The ICA has returned to the issue of loyalty rebates, just a few weeks after the fine imposed on Unilever. The investigation was launched following a complaint filed by...

Written on: 29 Mar 2018


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The Roche-Novartis case | Is competition law widening its frontiers?

As technology and business models develop, we are increasingly seeing regulators grapple with the question of what legal tool should be used to tackle market distortions.  Competition law's ultimate goal...

Written on: 29 Mar 2018


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Central Point of Contact – “OAM” Regulations implementing AMLD4 and PSD2

Further to the implementation by the OAM (Italian Authority dealing with financial Agents and Mediators)  of the provisions of Legislative Decree 231/2007 as subsequently modified (“Anti-Money Laundering Decree”) we set...

Written on: 22 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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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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The Trade Secrets in Italy | How do the courts interpret key concepts?

How does the law currently protect trade secrets? The Italian legal system is largely compliant with the provisions introduced by the Trade Secrets Directive and, to a certain extent, already...

Written on: 14 Feb 2018


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