Elkington and Fife LLP
Following a Notice of the European Commission related to certain parts of the EU Biotech Directive (98/44/EC), the EPO has decided to stay all examination and opposition proceedings...
Back in 2010, the Chinese Government made a projection that by 2015 more than 1 million invention patents would be filed annually in China.
Die Vergabekammer Südbayern hat dem EuGH aufgrund eines Beschlusses vom 7.3.2017 Fragen zu den Anforderungen an die vergaberechtliche Selbstreinigung vorgelegt, die auch Auswirkungen auf die...
Therefore, employers should be aware that even minor changes in the contractual terms of an existing contract may necessitate an update of the forfeiture clause.
In a recent decision the Royal Court has considered whether to set aside a distribution on the grounds of equitable mistake in circumstances where that mistake led to adverse UK tax consequences.
An entity should firstly consider if there is an ongoing statutory or regulatory investigation and if so, how that might impact the decision to conduct an internal investigation.
In a recent trilogy of decisions concerning the high profile insolvency of Jersey company Orb a.r.l (Orb) and its sole shareholder Dr Gail Cochrane...
According to the Dutch government, a privacy impact assessment was prepared during the preparation of the proposal, and feedback was incorporated accordingly.
Released today, the research Insight Into Multi-Country Outsourced Services Trends seeks to identify trends in outsourcing services in the Romanian, Polish and Hungarian markets specifically related to global companies with operations in the three countries.
Gorodissky & Partners
The procedure for transferring previous years' losses to future tax periods for the purpose of calculating corporate income tax has changed substantially for 2017.
In their reviews, competition law authorities might be led to directly examine the undertakings' pricing strategies, which can be perceived as a direct intervention in their freedom to set their own prices, as opposed to the principles of the free market economy.
The Turkish Competition Board ("Board") recently published a reasoned decision, deciding not to initiate a full scope investigation into an anonymous allegation of customer sharing and price fixing for bulk cement by six cement producers in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Turkey continues to make changes to food regulations in order to harmonize its approach with the European Union. New regulations introduce principles and procedures for adding vitamins, minerals and certain other items to foods.
Clyde & Co
Drone use is on the rise. Private individuals and commercial companies are finding new and varied applications for the technology, from Amazon's ‘flying warehouse' to Lady Gaga's drone-propelled American flag at the Superbowl.
Clyde & Co
Mr Justice Hickinbottom's seminal decision in Wilkes v DePuy (2016) EWHC 3096 (QB) marks a substantial departure from Burton J's controversial approach to "defect" under section 3 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 in A v National Blood Authority (2001) 3 All E.R. 289.
Clyde & Co
Ben Crook and Neil Beresford are holding a Breakfast Briefing on Wednesday 26 April 2017 to highlight for insurers the issues arising and practical steps needed in advance of the introduction of a new right for insureds to claim damages...
The second webinar in the GDPR readiness series looked at the implications on the Executive Search and Recruitment Industry and challenges that the new Regulation presents.
Latham & Watkins
The UK's growing focus on corporate criminal liability was seen in two recent pieces of news.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Landmark court judgment sanctions Severn Trent's takeover of Dee Valley despite 'share splitting' attempts to frustrate the statutory purpose of schemes of arrangement.
McDermott Will & Emery
The UK government has released its final response to the further consultation on reforms to the taxation of non-UK domiciliaries (non-doms), together with some draft legislation...