The Emperor's new clothes may undergo some changes as the fashion sector is currently under the magnifying glass of numerous competition authorities throughout Europe....more
The European Commission's recent state aid crusade against so-called sweet deals in the form of tax rulings may have unwelcome consequences never contemplated by the Commission....more
Luxleaks – Challenging the challenges to ta rulings in the EU -
The European Commission’s recent state aid crusade against so-called sweet deals in the form of tax rulings may have unwelcome consequences never...more
Sitting at my desk in Washington, DC, I imagine myself being a business executive in Europe or Asia, trying to make sense of news reports that I regularly hear about United States courts and enforcement...more
FISCAL STATE AID: ATOMIC ALARM! -
Early this month, a group of investigative journalists made public approximately 540 rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax administration to some 340 companies active in a large number...more
The long-awaited Opinion delivered by Advocate General Wathelet on 20 November 2014 in the dispute opposing Huawei and ZTE (Case C-170/13) sheds a new and bright light on the legal landscape for injunctions in SEP-FRAND...more
On 5 November 2014, a group of investigative journalists ("ICLG") placed approximately 540 rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax administration to some 340 companies active in a large number of industries (energy, financing,...more
AUSTRALIA TO REFORM TAX TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEE STOCK AWARDS: 5 TAKEAWAYS FOR US-BASED COMPANIES -
The Australian government has committed to reform the tax treatment of employee stock awards as part of its Industry...more
Welcome to the sixth issue of Spotlight on Belgium, the publication through which DLA Piper’s Belgian team brings you up-to-speed with the latest legal updates. And as we are freshly out of the holiday period – it may not...more
In This Issue:
- Back to the Future? Back to the Past!
- Interview: African Merger Control: Interview with the COMESA Competition Commission
- Comparing apples and...more
Welcome to the second issue of our global competition and antitrust law newsletter Antitrust Matters. The importance and shifting nature of antitrust problems facing companies and individuals is by its nature, a work in...more
An important message to all tax planners: The European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition has declared war on "fiscal optimization."
It intends to use the antitrust stick to overcome the lack of tax...more
Dearest Reader, Welcome to the first issue of our global competition law newsletter, “Antitrust Matters”. It covers antitrust developments from around the world!
Antitrust matters indeed. Legally, financially,...more
The European Commission ("Commission") has announced its plans to both reshape the simplified merger notification process within the framework of the EUMR1 in order to extend the option of simplified...more
Welcome to EiG 2013 -
Last year we referenced the sense of deja vu in the preceding 12 month period and not surprisingly, the same themes and issues have dominated the online gambling industry since 2012.
Belgian media reported today that the Belgian competition authority conducted surprise inspections at the offices of the National Lottery. The raids began on Tuesday (23 July 2013), and were conducted by Belgium's Competition...more
The European Commission ("Commission") last week published a proposed directive on rules governing private damages actions in the EU ("Draft Directive"). Companies and consumers are increasingly seeking to claim damages for...more