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Corporate investigations: key issues for boards and in-house lawyers

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With the steady increase of global regulation and enforcement across all industries in today's commercial world, the conduct by companies of independent and credible internal investigations is swiftly being recognised as a standalone area of expertise

Importers into the EU must know chemicals in product

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With a long-awaited decision, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) causes headache and turbulences to manufacturers, importers and distributors of all kinds of products to be placed on the market in the European Union.

Webinar invitation: The EU Commission’s first APA State aid decisions and the larger picture

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On 21 October, the European Commission issued the first two tax rulings State aid decisions finding the two rulings to violate EU...

EU: European Court of Justice confirms fines for cartel facilitators

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The EU Commission may fine companies merely for helping other undertakings run a cartel, the European Court of Justice held on 22 October 2015 - but under which conditions?

Adoption Day sees EU adopt legislative framework to lift nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions

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On 18 October 2015, Iran's Foreign Minister and the EU Foreign Policy Chief issued a joint statement announcing the official adoption of the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" between Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA).

Frequently Asked Questions on the Judgment of the CJEU on the US/EU Safe Harbor...

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The Court of Justice of the European Union, following the opinion of the Advocate General, invalidated European Commission Decision 2000/520 dated July 27, 2000, which allowed transfers of personal data to US companies that self-certified under the US/EU Safe Harbor Program.

Post Danmark II – EU Commission Guidelines on Economic Assessment of Rebates Under Article...

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The first Post Danmark case in 2012 brought about a modest antitrust revolution on Article 102 applicable to discrimination. Rarefied economic concepts were confirmed. Price discrimination as a standalone abuse was all but confined to a historical footnote in antitrust textbooks, to be replaced by a predation type test.

Get Ready for the European General Data Protection Regulation

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With the anticipated publication of the European General Data Protection Regulation in 2016, multi-national companies are beginning to assess how the new Regulation will affect their global data protection and privacy compliance programs.

Belgium: New “Cayman Tax” published

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On 9 October 2014, the new Belgian federal government announced, in its coalition agreement for the coming term, its intention to introduce a regime of tax transparency for the income of trusts and other foreign legal arrangements (the so-called Cayman Tax).

EU antitrust procedural rules amended to aline them with EU Damages Directive

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The Commission has adopted amendments to a number of its key procedural rules in order to bring them into line with the EU Directive on...
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