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EU: Will the Court of Justice of the EU invalidate “Safe Harbor” agreements because...

After Directive 2006/24/EC on data retention, which the ECJ ruled to be invalid on April 8, 2014, will the Court invalidate "Safe Harbor" agreements?...

Switzerland: How to notify Swiss companies – A guide for the European Commission

In a note dated 23 September 2014, the Swiss Federal Department for Economic Affairs clarified how the European Commission (EC) may send notices to Swiss companies,...

EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia Again

 Only on July 30, 2014, the EU had significantly intensified its sanctions against Russia in reaction to the developments in the Ukraine. As tensions...

EU: New time limits for contractually agreed payment terms

On July 29, 2014 the law on combating late payment in commercial transactions came into force. It serves to implement the Directive 2011/7/EU of...

Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from its home between the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements, as evidenced by recent developments in the European Union and India.

What’s new in commercial transactions between public authorities and businesses in Greece and the...

Introduction In order to protect European businesses, and in particular small – medium enterprises (SMEs), against late payment, the EU adopted a...

European Parliament fosters facilitation of damages claims by victims of antitrust violations

On 17 April 2014, the European Parliament voted in favor of a proposal for a Directive which aims at strengthening legal redress for victims...

New Disclosure Rule in the EU

The European Parliament propelled legislative steps in order to change Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by...

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