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Opel, European Union State Aid And Insolvency: The Negotiations by GM to Spin Off Opel

View or download the complete article I. INTRODUCTION The Weltfinanzkrise slammed into the world automotive industry with hurricane force on Sunday, September 14, 2008, when Lehman Brothers sought bankruptcy relief. The stock market selloff and other market dislocations that this bankruptcy...

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...

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 the...

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...

Not Anticompetitive - European Commission Approves Oracle's Purchase of Sun Microsystems

By European Commission Press Office The EU Press Room announced that the European Commission approved the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation. After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission concluded that this acquisition would not impede competition in the European Economic...

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 competition...

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...

EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google

BRUSSELS - (AP) European Union regulators will investigate whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in the online search market by deliberately lowering links to smaller rivals' sites in its search results. The European Commission's move, announced Tuesday, is the first formal investigation...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

New EU Regulation for Electronic Signatures

by Michael McKee The EU has adopted a new regulation, which will introduce a new legal framework for electronic signatures, seals, time stamps and electronic documents. These rules aim at creating a uniform regime across EU for the mutual recognition of electronic identification between member...

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...