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US Iran Sanctions and EU Blocking Regulation

The European Commission has started the process by which it would add US sanctions measures on Iran to the so-called Blocking Regulation.

Update on the European Product Liability Directive – Still Alive & Kicking

The European Commission has determined that, in broad terms, the Product Liability Directive, which has been in place for over 30 years, is still fit for purpose but requires further work.

Data Protection Officers Must Not Have a Conflict of Interest – Part 2

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation many companies will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Violating the requirements relating to the appointment of a DPO can be sanctioned with fines of up to EUR 10 million or up to 2 percent of the total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher. So, who do you appoint as your DPO?

EU agrees six-month extension to Russia sectoral sanctions

European Union Leaders reached an agreement on the extension of the economic sanctions against Russia until July 2018.

EU: Injunctions and Collective Redress: A New Deal For Consumers?

Following the Injunctions Directive, the European Commission seeks ways to increase the availability collective civil litigation across the EEA while avoiding the US-style excess in class litigation.

EU introduces legislation imposing targeted sanctions against Venezuela

The EU imposed sanctions on Venezuela in response to the continuing crisis in Venezuela and the perceived deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

2nd EU Study on Corruption in the Healthcare Sector released: What you should do...

On October 7, 2017, the EU Commission published its updated study on corruption in the EU healthcare sector. Companies in the healthcare industry should rethink their policies and procedures based on the results of this Europe-wide study.

The Realities of Trade After Brexit

As companies consider their strategies for life in a post-Brexit world, our study reveals the projected impact of hard Brexit in four sectors that are key to UK manufacturing and our clients: the automotive, consumer, healthcare and technology industries.

Report on Brexit and Competition Law

The Brexit Competition Law Working Group has published its conclusions and recommendations on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy.

German Data Retention Obligations Suspended

On 28 June 2017, the German telecommunications regulator decided to suspend enforcement of the provisions of the German Telecommunications Act which required providers of publicly available telephone services for end users and providers of publicly available internet access services for end users to retain certain metadata from 1 July 2017 onwards.

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