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The European Union is an economic and political partnership comprised of 27 nations within the Eurozone. The EU was established in 1948 to promote stability and cooperation among member states in the aftermath of... more +
The European Union is an economic and political partnership comprised of 27 nations within the Eurozone. The EU was established in 1948 to promote stability and cooperation among member states in the aftermath of WWII. The EU maintains a common currency as well as several intranational institutions, including the European Parliament and the European Commission. less -

EU Commission Confirms that Privacy Shield Survives its First Annual Review

As was generally expected from informal comments by EU representatives, Privacy Shield has survived its first annual review. Commissioner Jourova stated: “Our first review shows that the Privacy Shield works well, but there...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: An update on COMI shifting to take advantage of the best insolvency tools to...

by Dechert LLP on

The EU has taken aim at fraudulent or abusive forum shopping in the Recast Insolvency Regulation, acknowledging the potential for misuse by debtors seeking to take advantage of more flexible insolvency processes available in...more

The Data Report Episode 18: Privacy Shield

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Module Five: International Law (Part III) In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses compliance with the GDPR requirements. Jay examines "Privacy Shield," the framework that provides a set of...more

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – Spain

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process, cross-border issues, regulation and...more

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – Germany

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process, cross-border issues, regulation and...more

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – England and Wales

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process, cross-border issues, regulation and...more

Competition News - October 2017

by Dentons on

Prohibiting an authorized distributor from selling on a market place is not necessarily a hardcore restriction of competition - By a decree dated September 13, 2017, the French Supreme Court gave its support to brands...more

Further “guidance” expected for NPLs in Europe

by Hogan Lovells on

On 4 October 2017 the ECB published an addendum to its Guidance to Banks on non-performing loans. On 5 October 2017, the EBA published its work programme for 2018 which included further work to assist in the resolution of...more

European Fund Finance Market Update

On October 11, 2017, the Fund Finance Association (the “FFA”) hosted its 3rd Annual European Fund Finance Symposium (the “Conference”) at the Landmark Hotel in London. Forty-two market participants sponsored the Conference...more

House of Lords Publishes Briefing on Data Protection Bill

by Reed Smith on

The House of Lords Library, which provides research and information services to Members of the House of Lords, has published a briefing on the Data Protection Bill (“Bill”) which sets out an overview of and reactions to the...more

GDPR Goes into Effect Next Year; Is Your Privacy Program Ready?

by Baker Donelson on

You and your company may be located in the United States, but if any of your employees or customers are citizens of European Union (EU) member states, the EU will soon have a say in the collection, processing, storage,...more

An English-Language Primer on Germany’s GDPR Implementation Statute: Part 4 of 5

by Alston & Bird on

Over the past year, the German government has been working on legislation to implement the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On July 6, 2017, Germany did so by passing a statute titled the Data Protection...more

EU & Competition Law Update – October 2017

by Bryan Cave on

When is a private company considered a public body and subject to the EU procurement rules? A recent European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) case has thrown up a novel legal issue which will be of interest to all public...more

Windows 10 Fails to “Go Dutch” When it Comes to Protecting Privacy: Data Privacy Trends

by CloudNine on

According to Silicon (Windows 10 Data Collection Branded A Breach Of Dutch Privacy Law, written by Roland Moore-Colyer), the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has declared that Windows 10 breaches the data protection law...more

The Katten Kattwalk - Issue 14

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

Disputes Between Departing Member and Remnant Group - In Lyons vs. American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed a dispute regarding the proper...more

EU Digital Single Market Update – Online Platforms and Illegal Content

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has identified the issue of combatting illegal content online as a key challenge for online platforms. It has now released guidance to online platforms...more

EDPS Releases Recommendations on ePrivacy Regulation – Still a Long Way to Go

by Reed Smith on

We are only eight months away from the new EU data protection regime entering into force. In addition to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which includes the general data protection provisions, the ePrivacy...more

Proposal for a Regulation on the Free Flow of Non-personal Data in the EU

by Reed Smith on

The European Commission has issued a proposal for a new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data (“the Proposal”). The Commission adopted a Communication in January 2017 on “Building a European Data Economy”, in...more

Looming Ruling on EU Data Transfer Rules Carries Potentially Serious Implications

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") is to rule on the validity of EU Standard Contractual Clauses used by companies to transfer personal data outside of the European Union, at the request of Ireland's High...more

New EU-Certification Mark Added to IP Armory

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

European Union (EU) trademark law is currently undergoing significant reform, with the most recent change of particular relevance to certification mark holders or to those interested in applying for certification...more

First Steps on Proposed Revisions to the EU Prudential Framework for Investment Firms

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published an Opinion on the design of a new EU prudential framework for non-bank, non-systemically important investment firms. The EBA published a report in December 2015 in response to a...more

3 Changes to the EU Trade Mark Regime: What Applicants Need to Know

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Changes to the Regulation on the EU Trade Mark came into effect on 1 October, 2017 that alter the process of registering trade marks. These changes aim to harmonize trade mark practices across the European Union while...more

First Steps on Proposed Revisions to the EU Prudential Framework for Investment Firms

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has published an Opinion on the design of a new EU prudential framework for non-bank, non-systemically important investment firms. The EBA published a report in December 2015 in response to a...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Consults on Guidelines for Non-Significant Benchmarks

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has launched a consultation on proposed Guidelines on the obligations applying to the provision of and contribution to non-significant benchmarks under the Benchmarks Regulation....more

European Commission Legislative Proposals for Enhanced Powers for European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has published legislative proposals designed to strengthen and further integrate the supervisory framework of the European Union. The proposals build on contributions to the Commission's public...more

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