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Another blow to the resolution of disputes involving a Member State via investment arbitration

Another blow to the resolution of disputes involving a Member State via investment arbitration
29/12/2021

In its judgment in Poland v PL Holdings of 26 October 2021 (C-109/20), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dealt another blow to the resolution of disputes between an investor of one Member State and another Member State via arbitral tribunals. 

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Ms. Carmen Verdonck

New rules prohibiting unfair trading practices in the agricultural and food supply chain are entering into force
27/12/2021

On 15 December 2021, a Belgian Act (the ‘Act’) was published that implements the European Directive 2019/633 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relations in the agricultural and food supply chain (the ‘UTP Directive’). 

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EU Commission presents proposals for directives against shell entities and ensuring a global minimum level of taxation

EU Commission presents proposals for directives against shell entities and ensuring a global minimum level of taxation
24/12/2021

On 22 December 2021 the European Commission (hereinafter: ‘EC’) presented two legislative proposals for EU directives, one to introduce a global minimum corporate tax rate and one to target EU shell entities

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Data protection notices after the Whatsapp case: what's the message?

Data protection notices after the Whatsapp case: what's the message?
16/12/2021

A few months ago, the Irish Data Protection Commission imposed an administrative fine of EUR 225 million on WhatsApp Ireland Limited, declaring the company's data protection notice non-compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (No) 2016/679 or the "GDPR"). 

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Conservatory measures despite the freezing of assets under EU sanctions?

Conservatory measures despite the freezing of assets under EU sanctions?
15/12/2021

On 11 November 2021, the CJEU (C-340/20) ruled that the freezing of assets and economic resources under the EU restrictive measures (economic sanctions) precludes protective measures by creditors

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Europa werkt regelgevend kader uit voor artificiële intelligentie

Europa werkt regelgevend kader uit voor artificiële intelligentie
09/12/2021

Kunstmatige of artificiële intelligentie (of afgekort AI) is niet meer weg te denken uit onze dagdagelijkse leefwereld. Bewust of onbewust maken we iedere dag gebruik van deze intelligente toepassingen/algoritmes: detectie van ons surfgedrag op Google waarna we advertenties krijgen volgens ons profiel, de chatbots 

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Prohibition of online advertising in a list of e-mails or messages – a misstep by the CJEU?

Prohibition of online advertising in a list of e-mails or messages – a misstep by the CJEU?
26/11/2021

When submitted a request for a preliminary ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is expect to answer questions – not raise too many new ones. Unfortunately, a judgment on online advertising of 25 November 2021 appears to miss the mark in this respect.

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The European Commission prolongs the State aid Temporary Framework until 30 June 2022

The European Commission prolongs the State aid Temporary Framework until 30 June 2022
25/11/2021

The European Commission has decided to prolong the State aid Temporary Framework until 30 June 2022. The amendment, aside from the temporal extension, aims to increase the thresholds of certain categories of aid and provides for phasing out aid in the form of investment

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What’s the fix? A wave of ‘right to repair’ initiatives sweeps the US and Europe

What’s the fix? A wave of ‘right to repair’ initiatives sweeps the US and Europe
22/11/2021

Apple this week announced a significant policy change in launching ‘Self Service Repair,’ making Apple parts, tools, and manuals available to individual consumers for the first time (starting with iPhones 12 and 13).

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Antitrust dawn raids – are you ready?

Antitrust dawn raids – are you ready?
22/11/2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic and for approximately two years, the EU Commission and the National Competition Authorities have stopped carrying out dawn raids. In the meantime, the EU Commission and the EU Courts further specified their views 

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