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EU Regulation on Cross-Border Portability of Online Content Services in Force

by Reed Smith on

After publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on cross-border portability of online content services in the internal...more

DSM Watch: On your marks! Deadline for EU online Portability Regulation compliance is 20 March 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

In our 21 June blog we reported that the text of this, the first legislative proposal published by the Commission under the Digital Single Market strategy banner, had been finalised by the European Parliament and Council. ...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 1 - 2017 - Cross border restructuring landscape continues to evolve – EU and Singapore...

by Dechert LLP on

Legislative changes in Singapore and the EU introduce pre-insolvency processes facilitating non-consensual debt restructurings or cram downs comparable to those already available in London and New York. In particular, the EU...more

DSM Watch: EU online content services Portability Regulation will become law in its current form: Council adoption 8 June 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

DSM Watch has been tracking this, the first legislative proposal published by the Commission under the Digital Single Market strategy banner, since back in December 2015.  The Commission’s aim was to allow consumers who pay...more

Partnering Perspectives - Summer 2017

As we implement the Eversheds Sutherland combination and expand our ability to serve clients around the globe, our US and international teams are working together to analyze issues impacting clients doing business in multiple...more

US: Amazon wins tax dispute over cross-border IP transfer, but favorable tax treatment may no longer be available

by Hogan Lovells on

Earlier this year in Amazon v. Commissioner, 148 T.C. No. 8 (March 23, 2017), the U.S. Tax Court issued a 207-page decision largely upholding Amazon’s tax treatment of an intellectual property transfer in 2005 and 2006 from...more

Group Insolvency Proceedings Under the Revised EU Insolvency Regulation

by Jones Day on

Restructuring an international group of companies in Europe continues to be challenging. While companies can transact business freely across European borders, coordination between the stakeholders involved in a cross-border...more

Europe reforms its Copyright

by Hogan Lovells on

The Digital Single Market is gradually taking shape. We have seen quite some legislative activity since the European Commission first announced the Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015. On 10 May this year, the...more

European Commission Publishes E-commerce Sector Inquiry Final Report: 4 Key Takeaways

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The final report indicates future enforcement trends related to vertical restraints, pricing and big data. On 10 May 2017, the European Commission (Commission) published its final report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry...more

Digital Single Market: the European Commission Takes Stock and Defines Future Priorities

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Commission’s mid-term review assesses the progress of DSM initiatives and sets new goals for on data economy, cybersecurity and online platforms. On 10 May 2017, the European Commission published its mid-term review...more

Digital Single Market: Commission takes stock at halftime

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Commission is taking stock of what has been accomplished regarding its Strategy for a Digital Single Market. Two years ago, on 6 May 2015, Commissioners Oettinger and Ansip announced their strategy to create a...more

European Commission Prioritizes Completion of Digital Single Market

by Jones Day on

Since May 2015, the European Commission ("Commission") has identified the completion of the Digital Single Market as one of its top-ten political priorities. The Digital Single Market Strategy ("Strategy") aims at ensuring...more

Purchase of expensive drugs from outside the EU: did AIFA open the Pandora’s box?

by Hogan Lovells on

By Ministerial Circular of 23 March 2017, AIFA clarified the conditions under which unauthorized medicinal products may be purchased abroad further to the procedure laid down by the Ministerial Decree of 11 February 1997....more

Does CETA provide a workable model for market access in the financial services industry?

by Hogan Lovells on

Does CETA provide a workable model for market access in the financial services industry? At the risk of spoiling the plot: no, not really. What does the industry mean when it says it wants market access?...more

EuroResource—Deals & Debt - March 2017

by Jones Day on

For the benefit of our clients and friends investing in European distressed opportunities, our European Network is sharing some current developments...more

Il recupero transfrontaliero dei crediti: l'ordinanza europea di sequestro conservativo su conti bancari

Il 18 gennaio 2017 è entrato in vigore il Regolamento di esecuzione (UE) n. 1823/2016 della Commissione (il "Regolamento") che ha completato la procedura per l'ordinanza di sequestro conservativo sui conti bancari (European...more

EU Competition Newsletter – February 2017

by Bryan Cave on

Portugal Asks European Court to Determine the Criteria Required for Discriminatory Pricing to Be an Abuse Under Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - Portuguese Court has asked the...more

The Delta Report – Derivatives Newsletter: January 2017

by White & Case LLP on

In this first issue of The Delta Report for 2017, we cover crucial updates on developments in the derivatives space in Europe and Asia. In the UK, Brexit-related issues continue to take the spotlight. The Article 50 challenge...more

EU Commission agrees new rules allowing Europeans to watch online content services across EU borders

by Hogan Lovells on

On 7 February, negotiators for the European Parliament, Member States and the Commission agreed the proposal for a regulation on EU cross-border portability of online content services. This is the first agreement relating to...more

EU Commission Gets Serious About Geo-Blocking

by Bryan Cave on

On 2 February 2017, the EU Commission simultaneously launched three investigations into the e-commerce sector. What is significant about this latest development is that it shows that e-commerce is a clear priority area in...more

EU: Customs enforcement of IP rights in light of the Commission's recently-released strategy for the Customs Union

by Hogan Lovells on

In a communication dated 21 December 2016, the European Commission lays out its long-term strategic vision for the management of the Customs Union, one of the basic pillars of the European Union. The executive of the European...more

EU’s Third Country Regimes and Alternatives to Passporting

by Hogan Lovells on

Hogan Lovells has collaborated with TheCityUK and The City of London Corporation's co-sponsored International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG), to launch a new report looking at the options for Financial Institutions in the...more

Final EU Agreement on Draft Prospectus Rules as Part of Capital Markets Union

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Council of the European Union announced that it had reached an agreement with the European Parliament on prospectuses for the issuing and offering of securities. Finalization of the agreement comes after the provisional...more

Global investigations – the outlook for 2017

by DLA Piper on

With the arrival of 2017, the pace of cross-border investigations is expected to continue, if not increase.  For multinational companies, the regulatory and enforcement landscape remains one which merits attention, both for...more

WP29’s Guidance on the Lead Supervisory Authority

by Alston & Bird on

Late last week, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) issued detailed guidance on companies’ obligations under three key provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is part three of a three-part Alston...more

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