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The European Commission and US Authorities Reach Agreement on TransAtlantic Data Flows

After months of intense negotiations, the European Commission and the US Government announced today an agreement on the EU-US Privacy Shield .

EU: Inadvertent collusion in e-commerce

The EU's highest Court confirms that automated messages can put recipients on the hook for a price-fixing cartel.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) validates the monitoring of employees’ e-mails

The ruling issued by the European Court of Human Rights (Barbulescu versus Romania) puts an end to the lawsuit brought against an employee's dismissal because he had used (for his personal correspondence) a Yahoo Messenger account that his employer had instructed him to open to reply to customer requests.

Iran Trade Roadshow on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

"Implementation Day" of the nuclear agreement with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or “JCPOA”) and the re-opening of the Iranian market arrived on Saturday, 16 January. In response to this, Baker & McKenzie is organizing the Iran Trade Roadshow, a series of 2-3 hour seminars in various locations across the globe that will provide an overview of the potential changes to sanctions in relation to the JCPOA.

Antitrust risk re-assessment in newly concentrated markets: practical ways to preserve freedom from investigation

The economic literature explains that most markets tend towards oligopoly over the longer term. This does not necessarily imply that competition is impaired.

Property leases and competition law: some clarity on restrictions in leases…

The EU's Court of Justice has ruled that a clause in a property lease, between a mall owner and a supermarket "anchor tenant", which gives that tenant the 'right to approve' the granting of leases to competing stores is not anti-competitive 'by object'.

Time to rethink your EU data protection strategy

The Weltimmo judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union on 1 October 2015 has potentially far-reaching implications in practice as it addresses a question frequently faced by multinationals operating across multiple EU jurisdictions, namely which one of the various national data protection laws they must comply with.

EU antitrust compliance and third parties: how can you minimise the risks?

Any company or organisation that finds itself as the 'middle man' in contacts between competitors or which has dealings with such a middleman must take care, as a flurry of recent EU cases has demonstrated. Any company that directly facilitates those contacts is in very dangerous waters indeed.

ECJ determines applicability of national data protection law and the power of national data...

In a recent decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) determines how the term "establishment" used in the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC must be interpreted and thereby on the applicability of national data protection law in cases with a cross-border context as well as on the power of national data protection authorities in this regard. This has practical implications.

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

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

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