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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 Labour Inspectorate will not sanction companies that do not record the daily working hours of their employees.

The Director General of the Labour Inspectorate has published Instruction 1/2017 dated 18 May, which complements its previous Instruction 3/2016 on “Intensification of control over working hours and overtime”. It...

Written on 25 May 2017


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GDPR: Are you on track?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in full from 25 May 2018. The GDPR will significantly change and update the data protection regime across the EU. Every business...

Written on 24 May 2017


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Decision of the French Constitutional Court concerning the contribution on added value and tax consolidated companies

The French Constitutional court has just ruled, in a decision dated 19 May 2017, that the specific method under which the effective tax rate of the CVAE for companies members...

Written on 24 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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Just Eat’s acquistion of Hungryhouse faces investigation from CMA

Two of the UK’s largest online food ordering platforms (Just Eat and Hungryhouse) are facing an in-depth Phase 2 investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Background In December...

Written on 24 May 2017


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Commission prohibits proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange Group

The European Commission (Commission) has taken the unusual step of blocking the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange Group (LSE). Following an investigation into the proposed merger,...

Written on 24 May 2017


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European Commission releases results of pan-European survey regarding the effects of remedies taken by Online Travel Agencies over parity clauses.

On 6 April 2017, the European Commission released its report outlining the results of a questionnaire sent to the main players in the online travel industry last summer. The report...

Written on 24 May 2017


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WannaCry cyber-attack: how will impending new laws affect security obligations and regulatory risk?

An unprecedented cyber-attack on 12 May 2017, which affected over 45,000 organisations globally, provides yet another stark example of why all businesses need to implement robust IT infrastructure measures to...

Written on 18 May 2017


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