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Is the proposed Agriculture Bill a fresh start for UK farming?

Katrina Anderson and Marc Shrimpling discuss the possibilities arising from the need to replace the EU's CAP (Common Agricultural Policy).

Written on: 15 Apr 2019

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Competition Update | March 2019

This month, we look at developments across Europe and beyond. In the UK, with continued Brexit uncertainty, the possibility of the UK leaving without a deal, on 12 April 2019,...

Written on: 28 Mar 2019

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Newest changes to residential lease regulations

Since the approval of Royal Decree 21/2018, of 14 December, on urgent measures relating to housing and lease regulations, we have witnessed three different residential lease regimes in four months,...

Written on: 22 Mar 2019

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Approval of the law on the protection of trade secrets

The Trade Secrets Law ("TSL") entered into force on 13 March 2019. It aims to strengthen the legal certainty of trade secrets, which are one of the most appreciated intangible...

Written on: 21 Mar 2019

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Spanish Act 2/2019: an approach to the most recent modification of the Spanish Copyright Act

On 1 March 2019, the Spanish legislator passed the modification of the Spanish Copyright Act by adopting Act 2/2019 with the objective of implementing two EU Directives –Directive 2014/26/EU and...

Written on: 21 Mar 2019

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The latest developments in the regulation of dwellings for tourist use

Here is a brief review of the latest novelties in the regulation of dwellings for tourist use at both state and regional level: Royal Decree-Law 7/2019, of 1 March, on...

Written on: 20 Mar 2019

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Assessing the amount of deductible VAT from expenses borne by a branch (Morgan Stanley Case)

The ruling reviews such VAT deductibility, following a request for preliminary rulings from the Conseil d'État (Council of State, France), acting as the ultimate court on administrative matters, against whose...

Written on: 19 Mar 2019

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Brexit | UK publishes tariff rates: how do they work?

Here is a short summary of how these tariff schedules would work.  The final section discusses the Northern Ireland-Ireland border. How tariffs work Tariffs are taxes on imports.  Generally, they...

Written on: 13 Mar 2019

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TOP SECRET! How have Member States implemented the new EU Trade Secrets Directive?

The Trade Secrets Directive (EU Directive 2016/943) was intended to bring greater consistency across the EU. The Member States of the European Union had two years to adapt their national...

Written on: 11 Mar 2019

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