On January 13, 2015, the Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of the European Union (EU) overturned a judgment of the General Court of the European Union (General Court) in Stichting Natuur en Milieu and Pesticide Action Network...more
In May 2014, we reported on the implications of the landmark decision in Google Spain which recognises the right for individuals to have links about themselves de-listed from search results. In response to the complaints...more
Retailers, hoteliers and franchisors will welcome a recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) which confirmed that it is possible to register the design of the fit-out of a retail store as a trade...more
Until recently, the Luxemburg Government had resisted the European Commission's attempts to disclose the beneficiaries of tax rulings. It had even taken the information injunction to the EU Court of Justice. This has now...more
In This Issue:
- SEC Announces First-of-Its-Kind Whistleblower Award To an Audit and Compliance Professional
- SEC Issues No-Action Letter To Allow for Amendment of a Sub-Advisory Agreement without Shareholder...more
Last week we wrote that the Article 29 Working Party (“Working Party 29?) has adopted guidelines relating to the implementation of the European Court of Justice’s Google ruling on the right to be forgotten. ...more
(Decision of 28 October 2014, VI ZR 135/13) -
The German Federal Supreme Court had to decide whether the Federal Republic of Germany may save the IP address of a visitor to their websites beyond the termination of the...more
Technische Universität Darmstadt v. Eugen Ulmer KG -
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on the meaning of an exception contained in the European Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC), permitting the provision of...more
The EU Court of Justice published yesterday the Advocate General’s opinion (still unavailable in English) in Case C-146/13 Spain v. Parliament and Council, and C-147/13 Spain v. Council, on the validity of linguistic...more
The European Patent System is in the final stages of a significant change. On November 18, 2014, European Union Advocate General Yves Bot issued a press release affirming his opinion that the European Court of Justice should...more
EU High Court reduces cartel fine by 30 percent on appeal and stresses need for timely resolution of cases by the General Court.
On 12 November 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ)...more
The inherent tension between privacy and liberty was in acute focus in the European Union Court of Justice’s ruling earlier this year on the “right to be forgotten”. In that case, Spanish national Mario Costeja Gonzalez...more
On September 17, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered its judgment in high-profile case C-7/13 upon request for a preliminary ruling in the proceedings Skandia America Corp. (USA), filial Sverige vs....more
The Italian gaming law regime after considerable court cases is now eventually upheld by the Italian Administrative Supreme Court in a dispute relating to a so called ‘centro trasmissione dati‘ or ‘CTD‘.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has considered whether commission payments should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay in the recent case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited (C-539/12)....more
The Court of Appeal recently ruled in Virgin Atlantic Airways v Jet Airlines (India) & Zodiac Seats UK and others that the English courts cannot go behind the European Patent Office's ("EPO's") decision to grant a European...more
Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (“CJEU”) judgment on 7 March 2013, in which it confirmed that TVCatchUp’s streaming service, which live streams all of the channels broadcast by ITV, Channel 4 and...more
Interprofessional National Agreement and Law on Employment Security Passed -
On January 11, 2013, social partners at national level agreed to an interprofessional agreement “for a new economic and...more
The European Commission has announced a review of the EU/US Safe Harbor Agreement. The Safe Harbor framework has, to date, been deemed to provide adequate protection for the rights of individuals in connection with the...more
We are delighted to present you the second edition of Spotlight on Belgium, DLA Piper Belgium’s quarterly newsletter which aims to inform you about current legal developments that could affect your business.
Court holds that, where a transferee employer is not a party to collective negotiations, it should not be bound by the outcome of those negotiations.
On 18 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed...more
Companies should review their positions and consider extending value-added tax (VAT) group registrations to include members of the corporate group that do not make “taxable” supplies. ...more
Recently, the German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht “BAG”) rendered a decision which had been awaited with interest by German employers (BAG, April 25, 2013 – 8 AZR 287/08) with regard to information rights of...more
Court confirms that "disability" should be interpreted broadly and places onus on employers to explore a reduction in working hours as a potential adjustment....more
On 16 April 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) handed down its judgment in Joined Cases C-274/11 and 295/11 in which it dismissed the challenges brought by Spain and Italy to the other...more
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