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(Shop Based) Commercial Agent Protected even in the Absence of the Power to Negotiate the Price

(Shop Based) Commercial Agent Protected even in the Absence of the Power to Negotiate the Price
29/07/2020

In Trendsetteuse (C-828/18), the Court of Justice of the EU held that in order to be protected under the Commercial Agency Directive, it is not required that the commercial agent has the power to negotiate the price of a transaction.

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Mr. Michaël Fernandez-Bertier

La Belgique transpose la 5ème Directive anti-blanchiment… et assujettit le secteur du football professionnel !
17/07/2020

Ce jeudi 16 juillet 2020, la Chambre des représentants a entériné le projet de loi « portant des dispositions diverses relatives à la prévention du blanchiment de capitaux et du financement du terrorisme et à la limitation de l’utilisation des espèces » (Doc. parl. n° 55-1324/009).

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Breaking news from the CJEU: no SPCs for new therapeutic applications

Breaking news from the CJEU: no SPCs for new therapeutic applications
15/07/2020

On 9 July 2020, the Grand Chamber of the CJEU ruled on the interpretation of Article 3(d) of Regulation 469/2009 concerning the supplementary protection certificate (CCP) for medicinal products.

 

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Le Tribunal de l’UE annule l’amende de 13 milliards infligée à Apple

Le Tribunal de l’UE annule l’amende de 13 milliards infligée à Apple
15/07/2020

Le Tribunal de l’Union européenne annule la décision de la Commission sur des rulings fiscaux irlandais en faveur d’Apple. Il estime que la Commission n’est pas parvenue à démontrer à suffisance de droit l’existence d’un avantage au sens de l’article 107, paragraphe 1, TFUE.

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Towards new EU rules for preventing packaging waste?

Towards new EU rules for preventing packaging waste?
13/07/2020

The European Commission (“EC”) is collecting data and feedback from stakeholders about the European Union’s (“EU”) current rules on packaging and packaging waste.

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Optional deferral of the EU Mandatory Disclosure Directive reporting obligations

Optional deferral of the EU Mandatory Disclosure Directive reporting obligations
25/06/2020

On 24 June 2020, the Council of the European Union (the Council) adopted an amendment to the Mandatory Disclosure Directive ((Directive (EU) 2018/855) the Directive) allowing EU Member States an option to defer by up to six months the time limits for the filing and exchange of the reportable arrangements.

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Mrs. Florence Verhoestraete

CJEU rules that free samples of OTC medicinal products can be provided to pharmacists
15/06/2020

On 11 June 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that it is prohibited to distribute free samples of prescription-only medicines to pharmacists but clarified – against the Advocate General's opinion of 20 January 2020 – that the prohibition does not extend to over-the-counter (OTC) products. 

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CJEU rules on geographical limitation clauses in wake of PIP scandal

CJEU rules on geographical limitation clauses in wake of PIP scandal
12/06/2020

The CJEU held in this case that an individual cannot rely on the general prohibition of discrimination on grounds of nationality to challenge a clause in a contract between an insurance company and a manufacturer of medical devices limiting civil liability insurance coverage for harm caused by medical devices to a single EU Member State.

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Mergers: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Air Canada's proposed acquisition of Transat Air

Mergers: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into Air Canada's proposed acquisition of Transat Air
02/06/2020

On 25 May 2020, the European Commission decided to open an in-depth investigation under the EU Merger Regulation into the acquisition of Transat by Air Canada.

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COVID-19: European Commission’s overview of State rules and public service obligations in the air transport sector

COVID-19: European Commission’s overview of State rules and public service obligations in the air transport sector
19/05/2020

On 14 May 2020, the European Commission published a working paper on the interpretation of State aid and public service obligations in the aviation sector in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

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