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European Court of Justice Rules on Right to Immediately Deduct Input VAT on an Intra-Community Acquisition

By Erik Zietse In today's global economy, the number of international transactions increases every year. Unfortunately, so do the number of court proceedings relating to these cross-border transactions. For example, the VAT implications and VAT consequences of intra-community transactions seem...

European Court of Justice Rejects Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel

by Steuart H. Thomsen, Felicia Harris Kyle, and Wilson G. Barmeyer In a much anticipated decision, issued on September 14, 2010, the European Court of Justice reconfirmed that communications with in-house counsel are not privileged under European Union law (E.U.) Case C-550/07, Akzo Nobel Chemicals...

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...

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...