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...
The EC have published a Green Paper on
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...
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...
M. Cannon and David
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...
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...
The papers say we're on the verge of an economic meltdown because numerous EU member states can't get their fiscal house in order, and the contagion will inevitably spread to all corners of the globe. The sovereign debt crisis is rapidly becoming a liquidity crisis as the cost of borrowing has...
In response to the continued violence in Syria, today the European Union expanded its sanctions against that country by banning exports for critical sectors. The new sanctions provide a list of equipment, technology and software for the oil and gas industry and for electricity production that cannot...
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...
We witnessed major developments in the U.S. privacy legal landscape [in February]. Most significantly, on February 23, 2012, the White House released its long-awaited report on consumer data privacy. A week earlier, on February 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a staff...
The European Union's E-Privacy Directive has been in effect since May, and many jurisdictions across the EU are already tackling its implementation. Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, The Netherlands and Spain have all taken action regarding the Directive. Moreover, the Article 29 Working...
By Paul McCormack What's new? Since our publication in March 2012, there has a been a number of updates in relation to the following jurisdictions:
The Netherlands, and
Furthermore, on 7 June 2012, Article 29 Working...
A major strand in the narrative of the financial meltdown
was that the subprime mortgage-backed securities and the subprime
collateralized debt obligations sectors became unmoored from the market and
rating agency discipline that had characterized other segments of the
by Carlos de Sousa e Brito
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...
Canada and the European Union have been working together to come up with a trade agreement that could present great opportunities for Canadian businesses. In essence, trade agreements function to reduce barriers in the marketplace.
Although not finalized, Canada and Europe have come together to create...
EU european union flag
by Marco Mazzeschi
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...
Key industry sectors
EU antitrust rules apply to energy companies/projects both in and outside the EU
EU regulatory regime applies in parallel to antitrust rules
Access to infrastructure
EU merger review rules differ significantly from rules applicable in...
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...
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...
By P:atrick Van Eecke and Anthony Cornette
In a landmark ruling the European Court of Justice [on May 13] ruled that search engines, as a principle, need to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual deems should be “forgotten”.
by David Bender
Introduction . For decades the conventional wisdom has been that actual privacy levels are higher in the EU than in the US, a proposition that many, even in the US, seem to accept as Gospel. This bit of conventional wisdom bears scrutiny.
The EU adopted a Data Protection...
Following a number of recent developments, described below, the rules and regulations enacted under the European Union (EU) Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) are now close to being fully-implemented. Market participants must ensure they are now prepared for an...
By Peter S. Vogel
Under new publishing rules the EU is consider “Google may eventually have to pay newspaper and magazine groups whenever links to their content are shown on Google’s European aggregation sites.” The New York Times August 29, 2015 story “European Publishers...