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Shangai free trade zone pilot project

A key point summary of the project's main features

Article Date: 03-04-2014
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The Shanghai Free Trading Zone (FTZ) is an area that covers Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Waigaoqiao Bonded Logistics Park, the Yangshan Bonded Part and Shanghai Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone and four customs supervision. This area traded over 100 billion USD in 2012. The goal is to become a major fi... [Read All]

Hyperlinking to freely available content does not infringe copyright

European Court of Justice, Case C-466/12

Article Date: 13-02-2014
Categories: Intellectual Property Typology: Case Law
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Could you imagine if every time you wanted to post a link to a cool newspaper article or a youtube VEVO video on your blog you had to obtain a license from the content's rights holders, or else be liable for copyright infringement? Well, for the time being you don't have to worry about it, a... [Read All]

Equal benefits for same-sex civil partnerships

European Court of Justice, Case C-267/12

Article Date: 12-12-2013
Categories: Employment Law Family Law Typology: Case Law
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In a recent judgment, issued the 12th of December 2013, the CJEU ruled that a national collective agreement, which excludes same-sex couples from certain employment benefits available for married couples, where marriage is not possible for homosexual couples, constitutes direct discrimination and th... [Read All]

Compensation for unfairly dismissed workers on part-time parental leave should be based on full salary

European Court of Justice, case C-588/12

Article Date: 27-02-2014
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In the instant case, the CJEU considered whether the Belgian legislation on unfair dismissal of workers during part-time parental leave was consistent with EU Law -particularly with clauses 1 and 2.4 of the Framework Agreement on parental leave, concluded on 14 December 1995, which is set out i... [Read All]

Jurisdiction in defective products liability claims: CJEU clarifies interpretation of art. 5 (3) of Regulation 44/2001

European Court of Justice, case C-45/13

Article Date: 16-01-2014
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Austrian Supreme Court, and addresses the interpretation of art. 5 (3) of Regulation 44/2001, which pertains to jurisdiction in claims for damages caused by defective products. In the domestic proceedings, the claimant sought to recover the damages arising f... [Read All]

Right of residence in a Member State of a third-country national: concept of dependant within the meaning of Directive 2004/38

European Court of Justice, case C-423/12

Article Date: 16-01-2014
Categories: Family Law Typology: Case Law
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The case of Reyes, concerning the concept of 'dependant' under Article 2(2)(c) of Directive 2004/38, was referred by the Swedish Kammerrätten i Stockholm, Migrationsöverdomstolen – the Administrative Court of Appeal for Immigration matters. Specifically, the CJEU was asked to... [Read All]

A primer on interest rate swaps and the mis-selling scandal in the UK and the US

Article Date: 13-03-2014
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A swap is a derivative contract entered into by two parties who agree to exchange two streams of payments (legs of the swap). In interest rate swaps (IRSs) the two counterparties agree to exchange interest rate cash flows, from a fixed rate to a floating rate or vice versa, where the floating rate i... [Read All]

An illustration of the Interest Rate Swap Scandal in the US: SEC v. JP Morgan

USA securities and exchange commission, case n. 3-13673-2009

Article Date: 04-11-2009
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Interest Rate Swaps (IRSs) have emerged for having played an important part in the bankruptcies of a number of municipalities in the US during the post-crisis years. In these cases, the derivative contracts were entered into between a bank and a government entity whereby a floating rate of interest ... [Read All]

An illustration of the UK Interest Rate Swap scandal: Green & Rowley v. RBS

England and Wales court of Appeal, case A3/2013/0138

Article Date: 09-10-2013
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The mis-sale of interest rate swaps (IRSs) from banks to small and medium businesses has given rise, in the years following the global financial crisis, to a brand new scandal. This has triggered, among other things, a number of legal disputes that are aptly represented by the recent case decided by... [Read All]

Unprecedented referral to the CJEU by the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany

Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, case 2728/13

Article Date: 14-01-2014
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For the first time in history the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (BVerfG) sought guidance from the CJEU and referred a question for a preliminary ruling under Art. 267 TFEU: is the European Central Bank's (ECB) OMT program (Outright Monetary Transactions) in compliance with EU primary l... [Read All]
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