The Spanish authority fined car-wash equipment maker Istobal €638,770 (2% of its Spanish revenue) for denial of parts and data to independent repairers.
As of August 1, 2016, U.S. companies can now self-certify compliance to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to the U.S. Department of Commerce
In VM Remonts, the EU Court of Justice ruled for the first time on whether a company can be liable for competition law infringements that resulted from the actions of a third party service provider that was not an agent of the company and was taking initiatives that clearly exceeded the tasks assigned to it.
The Dutch Supreme Court referred questions for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice, asking whether certain elements of the Dutch fiscal unity regime should also be available to Dutch resident companies with a 95% or more EU resident parent, subsidiary or sister company which can not be part of a Dutch fiscal unity due to the geographical restrictions of the fiscal unity regime.
If you manufacture, import or supply products in, to or via the UK in some capacity, you may well already be considering how Brexit may impact the application of product-related laws to your business. In this article we look at what might happen to product laws under the different suggested models for the UK/EU-27 relationship so that you can start considering how your business may be affected.
Recent sanctions imposed for anti-competitive practices make it crucial for companies to delineate the scope of both legal branches with regard to infringements of competition law, to analyse the scope of the criminal offences regarding the market and consumers, and to propose some guidelines for a compliance programme to prevent or minimise the risk of committing such crime.
On 21 June 2016, the European Council unanimously agreed on a package of anti-tax avoidance measures.
EU institutions agreed on a framework for an EU Regulation designed to ensure that minerals entering the EU have been sourced responsibly and without funding conflict and human rights abuses.
Welcome to Part 3 of the Baker & McKenzie GDPR Game Plan Series! On 25 May 2016, the GDPR finally entered into force. It will start to apply as of 25 May 2018 giving organisations two years to come into compliance.
EU customs legislation is undergoing some significant changes from 1 May 2016 with the implementation of the Union Customs Code (“UCC”). The changes implemented...