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COVID-19: European Commission authorises a Belgian aid scheme for the hotel sector in Brussels

COVID-19: European Commission authorises a Belgian aid scheme for the hotel sector in Brussels
19/10/2020

On 9 October 2020, the European Commission gave the green light for the establishment of a Brussels aid scheme to support the hotel sector (in particular, hotels and aparthotels) in view of the health crisis.

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COVID-19: the European Commission prolongs the Temporary Framework on State Aid until 30 June 2021 and expands its scope

COVID-19: the European Commission prolongs the Temporary Framework on State Aid until 30 June 2021 and expands its scope
16/10/2020

On 19 March 2020, the Commission adopted a Temporary Framework on State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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The Court of Justice of the EU clarifies the assessment of position marks for services

The Court of Justice of the EU clarifies the assessment of position marks for services
14/10/2020

The Court of Justice of the EU recently clarified the criteria to take into account when assessing the distinctive character of a position mark applied for in respect of services, in this case passenger transport services (CJEU Östgötatrafiken judgment, Case C-456/19).

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European Commission's public consultation on short-term export-credit insurance

European Commission's public consultation on short-term export-credit insurance
05/10/2020

Are you a public authority, a company involved in export credit insurance or simply an interested party? Then you have until 7 October 2020 to make your opinion known!

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EU General Court annuls European Commission’s decision in Apple State aid case (Apple)

EU General Court annuls European Commission’s decision in Apple State aid case (Apple)
02/10/2020

The General Court’s judgment con rms the Commission’s right to investigate tax rulings under EU State aid rules and the applicability of the arm’s length principle but nds that the Commission did not suf ciently demonstrate that a selective advantage was granted to these companies.

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Mr. Lieven Peeters

Prior authorisation requirement for letting property through AirBnB platform is consistent with the Services Directive, says European Court of Justice
29/09/2020

Cali Apartments SCI and HX lodged an appeal against this judgment before the cour d’appel de Paris, who followed the judge of first instance and condemned Cali Apartments SCI and HX to pay fines of EUR 15,000 and EUR 25,000 respectively. 

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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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