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The NCC: Dutch court proceedings in English language

The Netherlands Commercial Court ('NCC') is moving ever closer to becoming a reality. The NCC bill was adopted by the House of Representatives on 8 March 2018 and is steadily...

Written on: 19 Jun 2018

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The clock is ticking | Deadline to implement the EU Trade Secrets Directive expires on 9 June 2018

  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...

Written on: 8 Jun 2018

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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector

Part 1: #REMIT This series will cover some of the most relevant sector-specific challenges arising from Brexit. Each edition will focus on one particular topic and highlight the current changes...

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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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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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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