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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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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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