European Union

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

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Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

EU Commission to open extensive probe into e-commerce market

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European Union regulators plan to open a year-long extensive investigation into e-commerce as part of their efforts to remove online sales barriers and boost...

European Court of Justice: “Defect” and Recoverable Damages – Implications for Manufacturers

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Boston Scientific Medizintechnik GmbH v AOK Sachsen-Anhalt - Die Gesundheitskasse. Joined Cases C-503/13 and C-504/13 This is a rare example of a major...

EU: Update on the REACH “article in article” debate

On 12 February 2015, Advocate General (AG) Kokott published her non-binding opinion in a preliminary ruling referred to the Court of Justice of the European...

MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for Healthcare Professionals by 2018

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In late 2014, the trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct...

EU Foreign Affairs Council reaffirms willingness to strengthen Libyan sanctions

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At today's meeting of the European Foreign Affairs Council ("FAC"), the EU reiterated its readiness to designate "spoilers of the dialogue process in line with the...

EU to counter money laundering – company owners required to be listed on national...

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On December 17, 2014, EU law makers within the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have reached political consensus on tougher anti-money laundering...

Spanish Supreme Court’s judgment on pharma company’s dual pricing system

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The Spanish Supreme Court has adopted a judgment in December establishing that dual pricing systems in the pharma sector may fall under the prohibition...

EU Foreign Affairs Council holds “in-depth discussion” on EU-Russia relations

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EU relations with Russia were the subject of an "in-depth discussion" during yesterday's meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (the "Council"), according to...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

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Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...
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