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European Commission Consults on How to Improve the Role of E-Commerce

Excerpt: Ten years ago, the European Commission sought to promote electronic commerce ("e-commerce") by adopting a directive addressing certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (2000/31/EC) (the "E-Commerce Directive"...

European Commission Consults on How to Improve the Role of E-Commerce

Excerpt: Ten years ago, the European Commission sought to promote electronic commerce ("e-commerce") by adopting a directive addressing certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (2000/31/EC) (the "E-Commerce...

Commission Consults on How to Improve the Role of E-Commerce

Ten years ago, the European Commission sought to promote e-commerce by adopting a directive addressing certain legal aspects of electronic commerce. Its aim was to encourage consumers and businesses to make full use of e-commerce, thereby promoting cross-border trade and assisting in the creation of...

Commission Consults on How to Improve the Role of E-Commerce

Ten years ago, the European Commission sought to promote e-commerce by adopting a directive addressing certain legal aspects of electronic commerce. Its aim was to encourage consumers and businesses to make full use of e-commerce, thereby promoting cross-border trade and assisting in the creation of...

BBC Case Fuels Debate On Changing The Face Of TV

LONDON - (AP) One colleague offered her hair dye. Another told her "it's time for botox." A third said her wrinkles could be a problem in this new era of high-definition TV. Veteran TV presenter Miriam O'Reilly was eventually taken off air, and she decided to fight back, challenging...

REACH Alert: How Are Candidate List Substances Prioritized for Authorisation?

Now that the 2010 Registration deadline for high volume and high risk substances has passed, the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the Member State Competent Authorities are gearing up for Authorisation - the true "Heart of REACH". The ECHA has released a...

REACH Alert: Tips to Securing European Markets - Avoiding Annex XIV Listing Under REACH

Under REACH, the European Commission makes the decision on whether to move substances from the Candidate List to the Annex XIV (Authorisation List). The Decision is made by the Member State Committee procedure based on recommendations by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). ECHA has to make recommendations...

Greenberg Traurig Alert-EU Competition: Information Exchanges and Antitrust Compliance

On 14 December 2010, the European Commission (the " Commission ") adopted a new suite of rules governing co-operation between actual or potential competitors, consisting of (i) guidelines on the applicability of EU competition law to horizontal co-operation agreements (the " Guidelines...

Greenberg Traurig Alert-EU Competition: Industry Standards and Antitrust Compliance

On 14 December 2010, the European Commission (the " Commission ") adopted a new suite of rules governing co-operation between actual or potential competitors, consisting of (i) guidelines on the applicability of EU competition law to horizontal co-operation agreements (the " Guidelines...

Conference on "European Company Law: The Way Forward" and Employee Participation in a Societas Europaea

The European Commission announced that there will be a conference in Brussels 16-17th May. This two day conference will cover areas including: 1) Corporate mobility and European company law 2) A European Model Company Act 3) Workers' participation 4) Tax and company law 5) Groups...

Conference on European Company Law: The Way Forward

About a month or so ago I blogged about an EC conference in Brussels on European Company Law . That conference has taken place and a report has been published which can be found here . There are also three video links from the three sessions that took place which can be found here , here...

Conference on European Company Law: The Way Forward Stream 1 Analysis

As I mentioned in my previous blog I would try to provide a bit more analysis on the report and discussion from the conference. Today, I have taken time to review the first stream and panel discussion from the conference and will highlight some of the key points of interest and will be numbered below...

French Internet Company Seeks $419 Million From Google

PARIS - (AP) Google faces a new, multimillion-dollar challenge in Europe after a French Internet company filed a lawsuit Tuesday saying the search engine giant unfairly squeezed out competitors in France. The company, 1plusV, says it is mounting the largest single claim of its kind in Europe against...

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments

Fulbright Briefing BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled country. Companies currently and prospectively conducting...

No Class Certification Against British Airways

UK Court of Appeal Rejects Class Treatment of Claims Against British Airways By Matthew L. Berde Esq. and Christine A. Fujita Esq. Summary: On November 18, 2010, the U.K. Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court decision rejecting an attempt by a pair of plaintiffs to certify a U.S.-style class action...

Western Digital and Samsung -- Possible Major Consolidation in HDD market

By Amelia Torres and Marisa Gonzalez Iglesias, European Commission Press Release Office (Brussells, Belgium). Brussels, 30 May 2011 -- The European Commission has opened two separate in-depth investigations under the EU Merger Regulation into two proposed concentrations in the hard disk drive ("HDD"...

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: The Proposed Revision of the Market Abuse Directive

In September 2011, an unofficial draft of the European Commission's (the Commission) proposals for a new market abuse regime covering insider dealing and market manipulation (MAD II), was received by certain market participants. MAD II is intended to amend and update the existing Market Abuse Directive...

European Commission Unveils Plans to Boost Energy Networks in Europe

View Media 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...

European Commission Press Release: New rules for more efficient, resilient and transparent financial markets in Europe

The European Commission has recently published a press release announcing plans to revise the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) in the form of a Directive and a Regulation. The aim is to ensure all trading venues have to "play by the same transparency rules and that conflicts...

European Commission Announces Revisions to the Transparency Directive

View Media Under the headline "More responsible businesses can foster more growth in Europe", the European Commission (the "Commission") unveiled proposals for directives to amend several legislative measures on 25 October 2011, including a directive to amend the Transparency...

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: European Commission Unveils Plans to Boost Energy Networks in Europe

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...

Duane Morris LLP Alerts and Updates: European Commission Issues New Data Protection Proposals

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...

8 Banks Fined $2.3 Billion by European Commission in ‘Shocking’ Interest Rate Scandal

The European Commission has fined eight international financial institutions – including Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase – a total of €1,712,468, 000 (approximately US$2.3 billion) for allegedly participating in illegal cartels in markets for financial derivatives covering the European...

DLA Piper: Is U.S.-Style Class Action Litigation Coming To The EU? European Commission Calls For Collective Redress Mechanisms In EU National Laws – 8 Points To Note

By: Dr Ludger Giesberts LL.M. and Andreas Tiedge The European Commission is calling for European Union member states to introduce an injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanism to their national procedural rules by July 26, 2015. In many respects, the concept of a European collective...

Norton Rose Fulbright: 10 Things To Know About The New EU Guidance On State Funding In The Energy Sector

Introduction On 9 April, the European Commission adopted a new set of guidelines: the “Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy – 2014-2020”. 1 These Guidelines are intended to assist the EU Member States to design State schemes that help them reach their climate...