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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 -

Gap of Information is Reason for Revoking a European Patent

by Jones Day on

The Situation: In European patent law, opposition against a patent grant can be based only on particular grounds, with one of the grounds being insufficiency of disclosure, meaning that the invention is not disclosed clearly...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2018 #3

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Hotel Management Agreements

by DLA Piper on

One cannot discuss the evolution of hotel management agreements (HMAs) without rst talking about the separation of hotel ownership and hotel operations; a transformation of the major chains’ business models, more commonly...more

Tronox Runs Into Procedural Quagmire with Challenges to Cristal Acquisition

by Jones Day on

The FTC Challenge: The FTC pursued an administrative challenge against Tronox's proposed acquisition of Cristal without also seeking a preliminary injunction. Following an HSR investigation, the FTC normally seeks a...more

EU Competition Newsletter - April 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Lights Back On: Territorial Limits in EU Cartel Damages Claims - The Court of Appeal has ruled that iiyama's 1bn EUR cartel damages claims, against the participants of the cathode ray tube ("CRT") market and liquid...more

Early Liquidity Rights Create Management Misalignment

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The average PE hold period is getting longer. According to data provider Preqin, PE firms held on to European assets for an average of 5.65 years in 2017, up from 4.41 years in 2007....more

Vertical Agreements in the Online Sales of Goods

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The growth of e-commerce and the resulting increase in price transparency and price competition have a significant impact on companies’ distribution strategies and consumer behavior. While the emergence of e-commerce has the...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - April 2018 #3

An Interview with Bill Raney, President of West Virginia Coal Association - Nick Preservati, Co-Chair of Spilman's Energy Practice Group, recently sat down with Bill Raney, President of the West Virginia Coal Association...more

On the financial services horizon

by DLA Piper on

A five minute roundup of upcoming cases and anticipated regulatory developments of interest to the financial services sector. Welcome to the eighth edition of our On the Financial Services Horizon newsletter – a regular...more

EU's Sweeping Changes to Data Privacy Will Have Global Impact

Do you need to comply with the EU’s sweeping changes to data privacy? It’s more likely than you might think. The European Union (EU) has revamped its approach to data regulation. Its General Data Protection Regulation...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

Virtually every significant gaming operator in the United States has some form of “free to play” online casino offering. Because no purchase is necessary to play (no consideration) and no valuable prizes are offered (i.e.,...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

ECB Publishes Opinion on Proposed Regulation Amending EBA Regulation - The European Central Bank ("ECB") published an opinion (CON/2018/19) (dated April 11, 2018) on a proposed Regulation amending (among other things) the...more

European Personal Data Compared to U.S. Personal Identifiable Information Under the New GDPR

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. Any violation of this regulation is subject to a fine of up to €20 million, or 4 percent of prior year revenue, whichever is higher. Given this...more

French legal and regulatory update – March 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe for February 2018. Please see full...more

EU: Cross-border parcel delivery – Council approves final text of regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

The Digital Single Market, as pushed forward with increasing speed by the European institutions, does not end with the click of a “purchase” icon. Goods ordered and bought online need to find their way to the purchaser, be it...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - April 2018 - Issue 7

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the FCA’s statement on the implementation period for Brexit; the requirement for firms...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: April 2018

by K&L Gates LLP on

Antitrust and Competition - Substantial Assets Divestiture Needed to Secure Clearance for the Creation of a Company That Will Control More Than a Quarter of the World’s Seed and Pesticides Market - On 21 March 2018, the...more

U.S. Senate Duo and California Ballot Initiative Propose to Radically Alter U.S. Consumer Internet Privacy and Upend Digital...

by BakerHostetler on

Amid growing concerns over the improper use of user information and data breaches, and in the same week as the Senate examines the Cambridge Analytica controversy, a duo of U.S. senators who have long advocated for federal...more

Joint Committee of ESAs Report on Risks and Vulnerabilities in EU Financial System

The Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESAs“) (that is, the EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) published its spring 2018 report (JC 2018 07) on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU financial system on April 12, 2018....more

ECB Publishes Opinion on Proposed Regulation Amending EBA Regulation

The European Central Bank (“ECB“) published an opinion (CON/2018/19) (dated April 11, 2018) on a proposed Regulation amending (among other things) the EBA Regulation (Regulation 1093/2010) on April 12, 2018....more

ECHA Begins Public Consultation on Strategic Priorities for Next Five Years

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 4, 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that it has launched a public consultation on its draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2023. ECHA states that by 2023, it “aims to become the main source of...more

Warning: GDPR Fines May Apply To Undisclosed Prior Data Breaches

by King & Spalding on

On April 9, 2018, a European Commission Official speaking on the condition of anonymity warned that companies currently hiding data breaches from the public may be subject to substantial fines when the European Union’s (“EU”)...more

Countdown To Brexit

At 11:00 p.m. U.K. time on 29 March 2019 the United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union (“BREXIT Day”). The below timeline sets out milestones in the lead up to BREXIT Day, and thereafter. Please note that there...more

New corporate governance requirements for AIM-traded companies

by Dentons on

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has recently adopted rule changes that will require companies traded on its AIM Market to adopt a recognised corporate governance code from later this year....more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, April 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, U.S. and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

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