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EU stops tuna fishing as quota runs out

BRUSSELS - (AP) Large European fishing boats will no longer be allowed to fish for bluefin tuna after Wednesday because they have already used up the entire 2010 quota, halfway through the year, the EU's executive said. Bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic is overfished...

EU OK with Google-Dutch Library deal

BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Commission said Thursday it does not object to Google digitizing 160,000 books in the archives of the National Library of the Netherlands if they will be made publicly available. EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said the EU executive welcomed the digitization of materials from...

Report of the European Court of Auditors: “Are simplified customs procedures effectively controlled”?

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 imports are a key element of EU customs and trade...

Information Exchanges Under EU Competition Law: Heading For Regulatory Overload

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 information which, when exchanged, may fall within...

Free Download: Excerpt-European Competition Laws: Denmark

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 brought the national law into conformity with the...

Dr. Frank L. Fine Discusses Information Exchanges Under EU Competition Law: Heading For Regulatory Overload

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 Horizontal Guidelines and how the new...

European Union Law Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis European Union Law Toolbox ! This toolbox is your portal to discover all the research resources and analysis from across our organization that LexisNexis can put at your command. You will find here our premiere analytical content from Matthew Bender, LN Butterworths UK, LexisNexis...

Western European Laws Toolbox

Western European Laws Toolbox 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...

Public Procurement: Commission to seek equal treatment in the world’s procurement markets

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-standing campaign on the part of the Commission to...

United Kingdom's New Laws on Cookies and E-commerce

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...

Executives: No faith in company strategy

Booz & 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...

Canada's New Product Safety Law Takes Effect

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 Hazardous Products Act. The law is intended...

Bank Governance and Multiple Directorships

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...

Pfleiderer Decision: Potentially Grave Impact on EU Cartel Enforcement

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...

EC publishes Green Paper on Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directives

The EC have published a Green Paper on 'Modernising 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...

Cross-Border Business Benefits of Malta Tax System--US-Malta Treaty

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...

Fulbright Briefing: EU Expands Sanction Regime to Target Syrian Industry

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 current regime of financial revenues and the support...

Registering Ships with the International Shipping Register of Madeira

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, is currently preparing a law to prevent ship...

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Marco Mazzeschi on the Status of Implementation of the Blue Card Directive

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 EU competitiveness in the global market but...

Day-After-Safe Harbor Action Plan

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 that the Advocate General’s rationale...