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The UK is working towards bringing the Unified Patent Court into operation as soon as possible

The UK government confirmed on 28 November 2016 it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The aim is to enable British businesses to protect and enforce their patent rights across Europe in a more streamlined way – with a single patent and through a single patent court. The UK Government believes that the UPC will make it easier for British businesses to protect their ideas and inventions from being illegally copied by companies in other countries. H... [Read All]

When a company begins to show signs of crisis, all parties involved are trying to sweep the dust under the carpet. Yet in Italy a warning system for financial crisis, especially thought for small and ...
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The United States of America ratified on 15 December 2016 The Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary. It is a signif...
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The Court of justice delivered on 21 December 2016 its judgment in case C‑618/15 (Concurrence SARL v Samsung Electronics France SAS, Amazon Services Europe Sàrl). The facts are the following....
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The Court of justice delivered on 14 July 2016 its judgment in Case C 196/15, Granarolo SpA v Ambrosi Emmi France SA, which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 ...
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Commission Decision (EU) 2016/1366 of 10 August 2016 confirming the participation of Estonia in enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation was published ove...
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Lord Justice Briggs delivered its final report into the structure of Civil Courts in July 2016 (Civil Courts Structure Review: Final Report). The report makes a series of recommendations intended...
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Advocate General Bobek delivered on 28 July 2016 its opinion in case C 256/15, Drago Nemec v Republika Slovenija, which is about the first late payment Directive (Directive 2000/35/EC of the European ...
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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)
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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)