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EU Legislation Watch: New Rules for Consumer Contracts under the Digital Content Directive

As part of the Digital Single Market initiative, European legislators are in the final stages of implementing a new Directive that will fundamentally change the contractual regime for selling digital...

Written on 21 Aug 2017


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Osborne Clarke’s recent growth and successes

Osborne Clarke’s growth and successes over the past year:  

Written on 1 Aug 2017


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The Italian Antitrust Authority’s approach to competition in the digital economy era

Competition in the digital economy has become a topical subject in Italy, with the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) having shown an interest in a number of areas in recent months....

Written on 30 Jun 2017


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Competition law update | May 2017

Active enforcement continues to be the mantra across the EU competition landscape, with competition authorities across the EU showing no signs of reducing their activity levels, even in areas that...

Written on 26 May 2017


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The management of copyright and related rights: a difficult route to a complete liberalisation

Recently, the management of copyright and related rights has been a topical subject in Italy: from a public enforcement point of view, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) has been focusing...

Written on 24 May 2017


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Il GSE detta le regole per la manutenzione e l’ammortamento tecnologico degli impianti fotovoltaici incentivati

Il Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE) ha recentemente emanato un documento per fornire indicazioni in merito ai principi generali di riferimento per la gestione degli interventi di manutenzione e ammodernamento tecnologico...

Written on 3 May 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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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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Italy: the Council of State annuls the decision of the Italian Antitrust Authority concerning a bid rigging case in the public transport insurance services sector

On 7 March 2017, the Council of State – confirming the judgement of the court of first instance – finally overturned the Italian Antitrust Authority’s (IAA) decision that Generali Italia...

Written on 20 Mar 2017


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