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Temporary agency workers: the employment of non-EU citizens in Germany

In the last few years, banks and financial services companies in particular, but also IT companies, have been ramping up their use of contingent workers. This is related to the...

Written on 13 Nov 2017


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Spanish Golden Visa raised €2,157 million in 2016

The Spanish Golden Visa scheme, which came into force in 2013, has recently become one of the most successful, compared to similar visa schemes provided by other EU jurisdictions. Under...

Written on 13 Nov 2017


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How could Brexit affect EU Nationals in the UK?

Since the UK government served its Article 50 notice in March 2017, the Home Office has provided assurances that EU nationals in the UK will not at this stage need...

Written on 13 Nov 2017


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Foreign employers posting employees to Belgium must now appoint a liaison officer

As of 1 October 2017, foreign employers posting employees to Belgium are now required to appoint a liaison officer. The new obligation is as a result of the Act of...

Written on 13 Nov 2017


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LIBOR: end of an era?

On 27 July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it would encourage a phase out and replacement of LIBOR by 2021 and will cease to use its powers...

Written on 13 Nov 2017


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EFTA Court rules no need for “sufficiently serious” breach to claim damages for breach of public procurement rules

This decision is not binding on English courts, but will need to be reconciled with the Supreme Court decision that came to the opposite conclusion on the same facts. The...

Written on 10 Nov 2017


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Post-Brexit: should our contracts still have English law and jurisdiction clauses?

English law and jurisdiction will continue to be a sound choice for international contracts, regardless of the form that Brexit takes. English governing law and jurisdiction clauses are likely to...

Written on 6 Nov 2017


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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on 3 Nov 2017


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Can copyright survive artificial intelligence?

AI has recently moved beyond the brute force triumph of mastering all possible moves in a game of chess to beat a grandmaster, to teach itself in just 3 days...

Written on 2 Nov 2017


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