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EU Commission to open extensive probe into e-commerce market

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

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

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

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...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

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

OECD’s Foreign Bribery Report released: Three-fourths of cases involved intermediaries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on December 2, 2014 released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale. 427 transnational...

Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

On 3 December 2014, Transparency International ("TI") launched its latest Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") 2014. The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their...

In Search of The Obvious: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires and ‘By Object’ Infringements under...

GCB is a landmark judgment with important implications for the European Commission and member states applying EU competition law, as well as the companies...

Slovak Republic: New Whistleblower Rules in Competition Law financially reward whistleblowers

On 1 July 2014, new whistleblower regulations came into force in Slovakia. By adopting a new Act No. 151/2014 Coll., amending Act No. 136/2001...

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