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The Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/2017

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) very recently revealed its priorities for 2016/17 (Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/17). According to the CMA, it has already, among others, delivered over £1 billion of direct financial benefit for consumers; reviewed more than 140 mergers (at least 28 with significant competition issues); opened new ones in markets with a combined annual turnover of over £80 billion; and imposed fines in excess of £45 million. Th... [Read All]

The Court of Justice delivered on 17 March 2016 its ruling in case C-175/15, Taser International Inc. v SC Gate 4 Business SRL, Cristian Mircea Anastasiu which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation ...
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The Commission published on 10 March 2016 a report on the activities of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (COM/2016/0129 final). The overall assessment is positive as the ...
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The UK Government released in February 2016 a paper entitled ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’. The forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European...
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The European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) decision early this year on a labour dispute brought by a Romanian employee (Mr. Barbulescu) made it to the headlines of many newspapers and tabloids a...
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The Court of justice delivered on 18 February 2016 its judgment in case Cā€‘49/14, Finanmadrid EFC SA v Jesús Vicente Albán Zambrano, María Josefa García Zapata, Jorge Luis...
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The EU Commission stated on 17 November 2015 that a major roadblock on the path to a European unitary patent was cleared when 26 EU countries reached an agreement on the distribution of revenues. It e...
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At the end of 2015, the European Commission published the European judicial training 2015 report, an assessment of the progress made toward reaching the 2020 judicial training targets the European Com...
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Employment Law Articles
Post Date: 05-09-2013 - Article Date: 02-09-2013
The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government has ... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 27-09-2012 - Article Date: 22-08-2012
  As it was before, the “composition with creditors” (art. 160, Italian Bankruptcy Act) helped too little the insolvent entrpreneurs. Not to mention the “restructuring agreements” (art. 182bis, I.B.A.). The tools provided by the legislator between 2005 and 2006, were am... [Read All] - Comments (0)
Contract Law Case Law
Post Date: 16-02-2015 - Article Date: 16-02-2015
In a recent case, AmTrust Europe Ltd v Trust Risk Group SpA [2014] EWHC 4169 (Comm) (10 December 2014), the Commercial Court considered whether the English court had jurisdiction to grant an injunction in circumstances where the parties had entered into a number of agreements with conflicting jurisd... [Read All] - Comments (0)