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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...

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: European Commission Unveils Plans to Boost Energy Networks in Europe

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...

Greece's Inability to Tax Itself

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...

Greece's Inability to Tax Itself

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...

Keller and Heckman LLP: EU Bans Exports to Syria for Oil and Gas, Electricity Production and Telecom

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...

Duane Morris LLP Alerts and Updates: European Commission Issues New Data Protection Proposals

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...

Ballard Spahr LLP Privacy Alert: White House Privacy Report And App Actions May Change Privacy Landscape

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...

DLA Piper LLP: How the EU Has Implemented the New Privacy Directive on Cookies

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...

DLA Piper Data Protection Alert: How Much Has the Cookie Crumbled Across the EU?

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: Belgium Cyprus France Greece Italy Malta The Netherlands, and Spain. Furthermore, on 7 June 2012, Article 29 Working...

DLA Piper: How Are the EU and US Reforming the Rating Agencies?

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 securitization market. In the...

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...

Canada and Europe Cozy Up

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...

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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...

Norton Rose Fulbright: 10 Things to Know About EU Antitrust Enforcement and Regulation in the Energy Sector

Key industry sectors Energy Introduction 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...

DLA Piper: Is U.S.-Style Class Action Litigation Coming To The EU? European Commission Calls For Collective Redress Mechanisms In EU National Laws – 8 Points To Note

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...

Norton Rose Fulbright: 10 Things To Know About The New EU Guidance On State Funding In The Energy Sector

Introduction 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...

DLA Piper: EU: European Court Of Justice Rules Right To Be Forgotten Principle Applicable To Search Engines

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”. In...

Which Regime Offers More Actual Privacy -- US or EU?

by David Bender Excerpt: 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...

Cadwalader: REMIT: The Road to Enforcement

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...

Peter S. Vogel: EU Laws May Change Google’s Power

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...