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By Mihalis Kritikos, Jacquelyn MacLennan
The European Commission's hesitation to provide a legal definition of nanomaterials came to an end last week when its services adopted and released a long-awaited and much-debated recommendation for a regulatory definition for nanomaterials on 18 October.
By James Killick, Sara Nordin, Fabienne Vermeeren
On 13 October 2011, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted further amendments to the EU sanctions measures against Syria – this time imposing an asset freeze on the Commercial Bank of Syria – in Council Decision 2011/684/CFSP.
By James Killick
This note provides an overview of the European Union’s ("EU’s") new Council Regulation 961/2010 on restrictive measures against Iran (the "New Iran Sanctions Regulation" or the "Regulation"), which was adopted by the Council on 25 October 2010 and entered into effect on 27 October 2010, in the process repealing the previous Iran Sanctions Regulation (423/2007).
By Mark Powell, Genevra Forwood, Stefan Mahoney
The Court of Justice of the European Union (the "Court") on 14 September 2010 handed down a landmark judgment in an appeal brought by Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd and Akcros Chemicals Ltd.
By Ian Forrester, James Killick
Opinion 1/09 – the Advocates General of the European Court of Justice consider that a draft agreement which would create an EU-wide patent court is, as it stands, incompatible with the EU Treaties
By James Killick, Sara Nordin, Fabienne Vermeeren
On 26 July 2010, the Council of the European Union ("EU") introduced a new regime for economic sanctions against Iran when it adopted Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP and Council Implementing Regulation 668/2010.
Competition law is, in the authors' views, seldom given the consideration it deserves by outsourcing practitioners. This article will endeavour to redress the balance.