The European Union is in the process of updating its regulatory regime for payment services to reflect the developing nature of the payment services market. The European Commission’s proposed revised Payment Services...more
On 11 February 2014, the EU took the final step in its latest overhaul of its public procurement regime. As well as a new directive dealing for the first time with the award of concession contracts, the EU has issued new...more
New Higher Procurement Threshold Values to Apply Across Europe from 1 January 2014 -
From 1 January 2014, the threshold values that trigger the need for a regulated public procurement exercise across Europe have been...more
In This Issue:
Peering Into the Future: Google Glass and the Law; Ownership of Business-Related Social Media Accounts; Two Circuits Address the First Amendment Status of Facebook Activity; Collaborative Consumption –...more
Peer-to-peer (“P2P”) business models based on the Internet and technology platforms have become increasingly innovative. As such models have proliferated, they frequently result in clashes with regulators or established...more
The European Union has a reputation in many quarters for creating red tape and bureaucracy that help to stifle business growth. The European Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (“REFIT”) aims to review...more
In This Issue:
From Flying Robots to Logistics Bliss: A Case Study; FCC’s New TCPA Rule; and Consumer Rights Set to Change in Europe.
Excerpt from From Flying Robots to Logistics Bliss: A Case Study -
Unlike many civil law jurisdictions in Europe, English law has generally not recognised an implied obligation that contractual parties should perform their obligations in good faith. English courts take the view that parties...more
The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to non-food consumer products distributed in the EU.
The Commission has put forward a new package of measures to provide more...more
Many government entities across Europe deliver services through municipal or public-owned companies. Such entities are less common in the UK, although the issue is increasingly on the agenda, with a strong preference...more