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Competition as a means of supporting growth in FS sector

On 12 January 2017, the European Commission’s Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, delivered a speech on supporting growth through competition in financial markets. State aid during the financial crisis Highlighting that...

Written on 20 Jan 2017


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Machine-generated data: European Commission proposals for default licensing rules

The European Commission has published a consultation paper which seeks to explore issues relating to access to non-personal and machine-generated data. The consultation forms part of the EU’s Digital Single...

Written on 20 Jan 2017


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Southeast Europe gains a new centre for international arbitration

In November 2016, a new independent arbitration centre was launched in Romania by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest: the Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC) will focus on business...

Written on 18 Jan 2017


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Competition Law Update | January 2017

The final month of 2016 saw competition authorities in the EU pursuing unfair pricing practices and information exchanges. In the UK, the CMA imposed a record fine in the pharmaceutical...

Written on 18 Jan 2017


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The European regime for follow-on damages claims should now be in full force – but has it been introduced on time?

The aim of the EU Damages Directive is to harmonise the rules on “follow-on damages” claims across the EU and, in doing so, make it easier for claimants to bring...

Written on 18 Jan 2017


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Guarantee established by Belgian Government labelled incompatible with EU law

On 21 December 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a ruling in relation to the guarantee scheme granted by the Belgian Government to three financial...

Written on 18 Jan 2017


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The lifting of Iranian sanctions: one-year on

In our previous article published at the time of the lifting of many of the Iran sanctions in January 2016, we asked whether Iran was now open for business. One...

Written on 17 Jan 2017


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Corporate liability for economic crime: call for evidence

On 13 January 2017, the Ministry of Justice opened a consultation on the reform of corporate criminal liability with a call for evidence. The government intends to assess the evidence...

Written on 16 Jan 2017


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The European Commission’s draft Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications introduces stronger privacy rules for electronic communications

On 10 January 2017, the European Commission announced the publication of its draft Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (e-Privacy Regulation). The draft represents just the first key stage of...

Written on 16 Jan 2017


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