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Dr. Frank L. Fine Discusses Information Exchanges Under EU Competition Law: Heading For Regulatory Overload
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

On this edition, Dr. Frank Fine, Director of EC Competition Law Advocates in Brussels, discusses the effect on companies that run afoul of EU rules on information exchanges. He discusses the type of information exchanges addressed by the European Commission's... Read More

Pfleiderer Decision: Potentially Grave Impact on EU Cartel Enforcement
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Information Exchanges Under EU Competition Law: Heading For Regulatory Overload
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by Frank L. Fine Until recently, there have been only isolated instances in which information exchanges were caught by the European Commission pursuant to Article 101(1) of the TFEU in the absence of a wider cartel. There is now a wider array of... Read More

Cross-Border Business Benefits of Malta Tax System--US-Malta Treaty
Posted on 12 Sep 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: EU Expands Sanction Regime to Target Syrian Industry
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By: Lista M. Cannon and David M. Harris 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... Read More

Registering Ships with the International Shipping Register of Madeira
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by Carlos de Sousa e Brito Excerpt: 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... Read More

Marco Mazzeschi on the Status of Implementation of the Blue Card Directive
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

by Marco Mazzeschi Excerpt: The EU directive 2009/50 of May 29, 2009 (the so called "Blue Card Directive") was approved to improve the EU's ability to attract highly qualified workers from third countries.The aim was not only to enhance... Read More

Bank Governance and Multiple Directorships
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More

Report of the European Court of Auditors: “Are simplified customs procedures effectively controlled”?
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by GreenbergTraurig

By Martin Ouwehand Recently, the European Court of Auditors ("the Court") published a special report on their website concerning the effectiveness of controls on simplified customs procedures for imports. Simplified customs procedures for... Read More

Day-After-Safe Harbor Action Plan
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

by Boris Segalis , Marcus Evans and Jay Modrall As we have written extensively, the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) ruling in the Schrems case on October 6, 2015 may effectively invalidate the US-EU Safe Harbor framework. While we believe... Read More

United Kingdom's New Laws on Cookies and E-commerce
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

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... Read More

Public Procurement: Commission to seek equal treatment in the world’s procurement markets
Posted on 12 May 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

By: Stephen C. Tupper View Media Attachment 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... Read More

Canada's New Product Safety Law Takes Effect
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

View Media 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... Read More

Free Download: Excerpt-European Competition Laws: Denmark
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by Frank L. Fine

Until October 1, 2000, competition law in Denmark was based on the Competition Act of 1997, which entered into force on January 1, 1998. At the time that it was enacted, the Act represented a significant change in Danish competition law because it... Read More