LONDON - (AP) A British judge has ordered retailers to pay hundreds of people who suffered burns and respiratory ailments from toxic sofas. The 408 victims became ill after using leather sofas made by Chinese companies that used dimethyl fumarate, now banned in the EU. Full version available to lexis...
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Welcome to our Western European Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this important region. Please note that nations with an asterisk after their name are also members of the European Union and that you will want to visit our EU...
By: Stephen C. Tupper
In March 2011, the European Commission published its first annual report, to
the European Council, on trade and investment barriers in third world
countries. This is the latest round in a long-standing campaign on the part of
the Commission to...
The United Kingdom's new laws for Web cookies and e-commerce come into force on
Thursday, 26 May 2011.
The new laws were announced in April
after a consultation in which Duane Morris participated. The consultation was
triggered by a new European Union directive (the E-Privacy Directive (2009...
& Co . published results at the beginning of the year that evidenced
company executives do not feel the company strategies will lead to success. A
staggering 52% of those surveyed were of this opinion. The full survey and
results can be found here .
The survey compiled of 1813 respondents...
The Canada Consumer Product Safety
Act ("CCPSA"), which received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010, came
into force on June 20, 2011. Health Canada is responsible for administering the
CCPSA, which replaces Schedule I of Canada's Hazardous Products Act. The law is
OK, so I am beginning to see the
light at the end of the data mining tunnel. Another two weeks and hopefully it
will be done.
Amid the data mining a recent blog
post from Robert Goddard on Corporate Law
and Governance noted that a report from The
Financial Times , which also discussed female...
The ECJ Judgement in Pfleiderer : A
Tension more Imaginary than real
By Dr. Frank L. Fine
Summary: On June 14, 2011, the European Court of
Justice handed down a ruling which will have negative repercussions for cartel
enforcement for Germany and for the EU as a whole. Pfleiderer dealt with the...
The EC have published a Green Paper on
the Professional Qualifications Directive ' (COM) 2011. This Green Paper seeks
to modernise professional qualifications within the EU where the service sector
accounts for 70% of GDP whereas intra-EU trade in services only accounts for...
By Sanford J. Davis, Mitchell R.
Kops, William Kambas and Theodore Ahlgren
Excerpt: 2011 Emerging Issues 5869
SUMMARY : Malta has emerged as an increasingly
attractive jurisdiction for multinational enterprises. In recent years, Malta
has entered the EU and revised its banking and tax...
M. Cannon and David
In response to the escalation in the
level of violence perpetrated by the current Syrian regime against its people,
the EU has recently implemented additional measures directly targeted at
depriving the current regime of financial revenues and the support...
On 19 October 2011, the European Commission (the "Commission") published a proposal to fund €50 billion worth of investment in the European Union's ("EU") transport, energy, and digital networks for the period from 2014 to 2020, with a view to strengthening links across Member...
The papers say we're on the verge of an economic meltdown because numerous EU member states can't get their fiscal house in order, and the contagion will inevitably spread to all corners of the globe. The sovereign debt crisis is rapidly becoming a liquidity crisis as the cost of borrowing has...
In response to the continued violence in Syria, today the European Union expanded its sanctions against that country by banning exports for critical sectors. The new sanctions provide a list of equipment, technology and software for the oil and gas industry and for electricity production that cannot...
Much as was anticipated, the European Commission (the "Commission") announced its long-awaited proposals on what are likely to be viewed as drastic changes to data protection law in Europe. The proposals seek to make EU privacy laws fit for the 21st Century and seek to both change the system...
We witnessed major developments in the U.S. privacy legal landscape [in February]. Most significantly, on February 23, 2012, the White House released its long-awaited report on consumer data privacy. A week earlier, on February 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a staff...
The European Union's E-Privacy Directive has been in effect since May, and many jurisdictions across the EU are already tackling its implementation. Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands and Spain have all taken action regarding the Directive. Moreover, the Article 29 Working...
By Paul McCormack What's new? Since our publication in March 2012, there has a been a number of updates in relation to the following jurisdictions:
The Netherlands, and
Furthermore, on 7 June 2012, Article 29 Working...
A major strand in the narrative of the financial meltdown
was that the subprime mortgage-backed securities and the subprime
collateralized debt obligations sectors became unmoored from the market and
rating agency discipline that had characterized other segments of the
by Carlos de Sousa e Brito
There is a major sea change
ahead for the registration of vessels, as some European legislation is being
prepared to convince ship owners to register their vessels in the European
Union (EU). Germany, for example, is currently preparing a law to prevent ship...
Canada and the European Union have been working together to come up with a trade agreement that could present great opportunities for Canadian businesses. In essence, trade agreements function to reduce barriers in the marketplace.
Although not finalized, Canada and Europe have come together to create...
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