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Greenberg Traurig Alert-EU Competition: Industry Standards and Antitrust Compliance
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

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... Read More

Conference on European Company Law: The Way Forward
Posted on 21 May 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More

Europe’s Approach to Derivatives Regulation
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Doug Cornelius

With this summer's passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act , it's Europe's turn to address financial regulation. This morning, the European Commission released its Proposal for Regulation on OTC Derivatives... Read More

Conference on European Company Law: The Way Forward Stream 1 Analysis
Posted on 26 May 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More

Keller and Heckman Provides Comments on European Commission's Proposed Definition of Nanotechnology
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by Keller and Heckman LLP

To read the comments, please click the PDF below. For more information on Keller and Heckman's activities in Nanotechnology, please click here. Downloadable Files: Reply form for Public Consultation on the term Nanomaterial Read More

REACH Alert: How Are Candidate List Substances Prioritized for Authorisation?
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

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... Read More

REACH Alert: Tips to Securing European Markets - Avoiding Annex XIV Listing Under REACH
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

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... Read More

Greenberg Traurig Alert-EU Competition: Information Exchanges and Antitrust Compliance
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

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... Read More

Conference on "European Company Law: The Way Forward" and Employee Participation in a Societas Europaea
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More

European Commission Press Release: New rules for more efficient, resilient and transparent financial markets in Europe
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by David Gibbs

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... Read More

European Commission Consults on How to Improve the Role of E-Commerce
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by GreenbergTraurig

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... Read More

European Commission Announces Revisions to the Transparency Directive
Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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... Read More

No Class Certification Against British Airways
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

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... 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

EU and UK Sanctions on Libya: Latest Developments
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

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... Read More