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The Spanish Data Protection Agency publishes the first guidelines related to the application of the General Data Protection Regulation

With the start of the transition period during which data controllers and processors shall adapt and modify their processes to the General Data Protection Regulation, the Spanish Data Protection Agency...

Written on 27 Feb 2017


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Brief analysis of Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure

On 18th January Regulation No 655/2010 entered into force. This Regulation establishes a European procedure that allows a creditor to obtain a European Account Preservation Order with the purpose of...

Written on 27 Feb 2017


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The right of separation due to a failure to distribute dividends as set out in art. 348 bis Capital Companies Act (CCA). The impact on M&A processes related to highly leveraged (unlisted) companies

Can the entry into force of the right of separation due to the non-distribution of dividends as set out in art. 348 bis CCA damage the contractual, corporate and guarantees...

Written on 27 Feb 2017


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After the FRAND wars – time for FRAND 2.0?

In January 2017, the European Commission held a workshop on patent licensing under the 5G telecommunications standard (now in development) and has prepared an outline proposal attempting to balance the...

Written on 27 Feb 2017


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Farewell to the young CNMC

The split of the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition will give rise to two new authorities. The Spanish Government is concluding the negotiations with the main opposition parties to...

Written on 27 Feb 2017


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The revaluation of business rates: how will retailers be affected? Q&A

The upcoming revaluation of business rates is likely to have a significant impact on retail occupiers and landlords alike.  In areas such as the South of England, which are set...

Written on 27 Feb 2017


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Sanctions and Export Control Update: High Court reviews legality of UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia: Q&A

On 7, 8 and 10 February 2017 the High Court heard a judicial review into the UK government’s decision to continue to issue licences for the export of strategic military...

Written on 23 Feb 2017


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International and national standards on compliance management systems: ISO Standards and the UNE Standard 19601

The compliance culture continues its expansion, meaning that companies that wish to implement and maintain culture of integrity require standardised procedures that demonstrate their commitment to fulfil the legal requirements that...

Written on 23 Feb 2017


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Bite-size commercial law update

Contract law Can you make a binding agreement over dinner in a restaurant? Yes, although all of the key elements for contract formation need to be present. By way of...

Written on 22 Feb 2017


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