PARIS - (AP) Google faces a new, multimillion-dollar challenge in Europe after a French Internet company filed a lawsuit Tuesday saying the search engine giant unfairly squeezed out competitors in France. The company, 1plusV, says it is mounting the largest single claim of its kind in Europe against...
BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb
The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in
further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled
country. Companies currently and prospectively conducting...
UK Court of Appeal Rejects Class Treatment of Claims Against British Airways By Matthew L. Berde Esq. and Christine A. Fujita Esq.
Summary: On November 18, 2010,
the U.K. Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court decision rejecting an attempt
by a pair of plaintiffs to certify a U.S.-style class action...
By Amelia Torres and Marisa Gonzalez Iglesias, European Commission Press Release Office (Brussells, Belgium).
Brussels, 30 May 2011 -- The European Commission has opened two separate in-depth investigations under the EU Merger Regulation into two proposed concentrations in the hard disk drive ("HDD"...
In September 2011, an unofficial draft of the European
Commission's (the Commission) proposals for a new market abuse regime covering
insider dealing and market manipulation (MAD II), was received by certain
market participants. MAD II is intended to amend and update the existing Market
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...
The European Commission has recently
published a press
release announcing plans to revise the Markets in Financial Instruments
Directive (MiFID) in the form of a Directive and a Regulation.
The aim is to ensure all trading venues have to "play by the same
transparency rules and that conflicts...
headline "More responsible businesses can foster more
growth in Europe", the European
Commission (the "Commission") unveiled proposals for directives
to amend several legislative measures on 25
October 2011, including a directive
to amend the Transparency...
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...
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...
The European Commission has fined eight international financial institutions – including Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase – a total of €1,712,468, 000 (approximately US$2.3 billion) for allegedly participating in illegal cartels in markets for financial derivatives covering the European...
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...