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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]

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]

The CCBE Manifesto for the 2014 European elections

Article Date: 05-03-2014
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IMPROVING JUSTICE IN EUROPE The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe’s manifesto for the 2014 European elections This Manifesto is intended as a guide to justice issues for the 2014 European elections and beyond, in order to support the institutions of the European Union in implementi... [Read All]

Misleading commercial practices designed to attract consumers into a store are ''unfair'' under EU Law

European Court of Justice, case C-281/12

Article Date: 19-12-2013
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The case was referred to the CJEU by the Italian Consiglio di Stato –the domestic last instance court for administrative cases. In the national proceedings, a company had challenged an administrative sanction issued by the AGCOM –the Italian communication and consumer protection authorit... [Read All]

Parliament gives thumbs-up to EU Data Protection Package

Article Date: 16-12-2013
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The EU Parliament has given its assent to the draft EU package on data protection, which will consist of a Regulation on the core principles of data processing and of a Directive regarding the data protection and criminal prosecution/crime prevention activities. The measure has been welcomed by Viv... [Read All]

The Italian Lawyer Aldo Bulgarelli is the new President of the CCBE

Article Date: 04-12-2013
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Aldo Bulgarelli, an Italian Lawyer in Verona and former councillor of the Italian National Bar Council, has been elected, for the year 2014, president of the CCBE, the representative body, seated in Brussels, of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. Appointment was at the plenary session, held on 29th ... [Read All]

European Parliament adopts Commission proposal on access to a lawyer

European Commission, MEMO/13/772 10/09/2013

Article Date: 10-09-2013
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European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 September 2013 Another landmark of the procedural rights agenda has been met: European Parliament adopts Commission proposal on access to a lawyer A new law to guarantee the rights of all citizens to be advised by a lawyer when facing criminal proceedings to... [Read All]

National minimum wage increases in England for October 2013

Article by PINI FRANCO LLP

Article Date: 02-09-2013
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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]

UE Council agreement on a Unified Patent Court

UE Council Agreement 2013/C 175/01

Article Date: 20-06-2013
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With the Agreement of 20.06.2013, the European Union has established a new Unified Patent Court. The creation of “specialised courts”, whose competence is limited to disputes falling within a specific field of EU Law, was first envisaged by the Treaty of Nice in 2000; so far, only the Ci... [Read All]

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 receives Royal Assent

Article by PINI FRANCO LLP

Article Date: 30-07-2013
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The Enterprise  and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has received Royal Assent. Upcoming changes to employment law shall include: 1. A  reduction to the maximum cap on unfair dismissal awards (£74,200 or 52 weeks gross pay) 2. Fees payable to bring and continue Employment Tribunal claim... [Read All]
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