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GDPR Countdown: Latham’s National Implementation Tracker

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018, changing how businesses and the public sector manage customer information. With seven months before the deadline, governments, supervisory...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: Focus on schemes of arrangement: recent key judicial decisions

by Dechert LLP on

Schemes of arrangement remain a popular tool for companies to reach a compromise with their creditors and effect complex multi-jurisdictional restructurings. In this article, we highlight a number of recent judicial decisions...more

France Moves Toward Ending All Regulated Tariffs for Natural Gas Sales

by Jones Day on

The Ruling: The Conseil d'État (France's Administrative Supreme Court) has ruled that the public service obligation to supply natural gas at regulated tariffs in France contravened EU law. In particular, it affirmed that no...more

European Union Trademark Reform—Further Changes Have Arrived

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Alterations to the European Union’s trademark laws came into force on October 1, 2017. ...more

New EU screening mechanism on foreign investment

by DLA Piper on

The European Commission has proposed to establish a mechanism for screening foreign direct investment into the EU. The new screening mechanism will streamline EU policies when foreign investors acquire strategic assets in the...more

The commission assessment – a decision-making aid for EMA's relocation?

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, a staff retention survey was published, according to which certain contestants in the race for hosting the EMA were less liked by the EMA staff. And now the decision-making progress is going forward....more

Hogan Lovells Host Successful Launch Of Cobcoe's Brexit - The Voices Of European Business Report

by Hogan Lovells on

100 business leaders. 27 roundtables. 18 economies of the EU27. One central conclusion: Politicians are not listening to the concerns and priorities of European business. That was the consensus at the launch of an important...more

House of Lords Committee critical of "unacceptably wide" powers in the Withdrawal Bill

by Hogan Lovells on

The House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee has published a report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The report focuses on the Bill's provisions for secondary legislation and warns against...more

Review of foreign investments in the European Union on grounds of security and public order: a fair balance between market...

by Dentons on

Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) are investments by private individuals, commercial entities or governments, aimed at acquiring and/or controlling a business or property outside of their home jurisdiction on a lasting and...more

EMA relocation - A public health crisis ahead?

by Hogan Lovells on

Blog Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare By Dr. Tanja Eisenblätter EMA employees are taking precautions to avoid relocating to cities they consider less attractive, according to the results of a recent staff retention...more

European Court Limits Workplace Email Monitoring

by Littler on

In its recent Grand Chamber judgment, the European Court of Human Rights held that employers can monitor an employee's email only if they provide advance notice. By a vote of 11-6, the Court found that failure to provide such...more

Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties: compatible with EU law after all?

by White & Case LLP on

In an advisory Opinion to the CJEU, Advocate General Wathelet has advised that an Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism between two Member States is not contrary to EU law. He also considers that, in disputes arising...more

Foreign investment control in Germany: Berlin Wall rebuilt or storm in a water glass? Germany’s new rules on foreign direct...

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Speed read - Just a few weeks after Germany amended its rules on foreign direct investment (FDI) control, European Commission President Juncker announced a legislative proposal for, and the European Commission published a...more

The continuing importance of carrying out right to work checks on all employees

by Dentons on

The rights of EU nationals working in the UK remain uncertain. We are awaiting confirmation of what documentation they will require to prove any ongoing right to work once the UK leaves the EU. What is certain is that it will...more

Long arm of the law – impact of the GDPR on Middle East organisations

by Dentons on

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into effect across European Union (EU) member states. The intent of the GDPR is to replace the current European data protection framework as set...more

Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes: A global perspective - European Union

by White & Case LLP on

The world's biggest trading scheme sees proposals intended to stabilize the market and links to Switzerland - The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is the world's first and biggest international emissions...more

The UK Prime Minister's speech in Florence presents a further evolution in the UK Government's stated position

by Hogan Lovells on

We described in our Practical Roadmap to the Negotiations the three possible scenarios: Cliff Edge, Cliff Hanger and Glide Path. Whilst Downing Street's rhetoric has consistently set its preference against the prospect of a...more

European Commission Proposes Framework to Screen Certain Foreign Direct Investments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Proposal coordinates existing national screening mechanisms, grants the Commission powers to review investments of “Union interest.” European Parliament and Member States’ approval still required. Key Points: On 13...more

Chinese Buyers Act Quickly – Parallel UK & EU Foreign Takeover Control Systems Proposed

by Bryan Cave on

On the 13th September 2017 Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President, unveiled a framework for investment screening for certain foreign mergers in his “State of the Union” address to the European...more

EU State Aid Enforcement: What Multinationals Need to Know

In recent years, the European Commission (EC) has been actively enforcing European Union state aid violations, an area of law that is unique to Europe but has wide-ranging implications for multinationals with investments in...more

Potential regulatory and transactional impacts for financial institutions

by Dentons on

On 29 March 2017 the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, giving notice to European Council of the EU of its intention to leave the EU and triggering a two year period of withdrawal...more

European Commission paper on Brexit and IP

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Commission has released a position paper on “Intellectual property rights (including geographical indications)” giving us the first indication of how the Commission will approach the Brexit negotiations with the...more

New Rules Promoting Free Cross Border Flow of Non-personal Data in the European Union

by K&L Gates LLP on

On September 13 the European Commission (“Commission” or “EC”) issued a proposal for a new Regulation on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU. ...more

New EU Law on the Screening of Foreign Direct Investments in Europe

• The European Commission has released a set of documents, including a proposal for an ‘FDI Regulation,’ which sets out an EU framework for screening foreign direct investments. • This proposal would grant the European...more

European Commission Proposes Screening Mechanism for Foreign Direct Investment into the European Union

by Jones Day on

The European Commission ("Commission") has published a legislative proposal that seeks to establish a screening framework across the European Union ("EU") for foreign direct investment ("FDI") that may affect security or...more

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